Painting with Wallpapers - Imagine Painting
Painting with Wallpapers - Imagine Painting - Painters in Calgary

Painting with Wallpapers

September 22, 2018

Wallpapers are an excellent tool that can be used to supplement a room’s design or provide an aesthetic with an extra dimension. They’re handy in all sorts of ways and can add interesting new colours and patterns. However, maybe you’ve grown tired of looking at a wallpaper, and find that it no longer has the same appeal. Is there an alternative to simply stripping the wallpaper away?

Wallpaper Removal

Removing wallpaper can be a tricky and messy process. It’s often difficult to ensure no paper residue has been left behind and that all adhesives have been cleared. Professional painters who know what they’re doing can get this done without problem. More important to you, however, is that removing wallpaper can reveal a wall that isn’t in any condition to get painted. Unexpected complications can lead to more work being needed to restore the wall. All in all, if removing wallpaper can become a tedious task that may not always be worth the time.

Painting Over Wallpapers

Although it might sound strange, it’s not too uncommon to leave wallpaper where it is and simply paint overtop of it. Doing this does have its downfalls, however. The final result may not be as great when compared to a freshly painted wall with no wallpaper. This is mainly caused by the texture of the paper underneath the paint showing. Rarely, air bubbles may form underneath and push up on the layer of paint.

What’s the Best Option?

Luckily for you, Imagine Painting has the experience and expertise required to avoid these common pitfalls and successfully paint over wallpaper with our signature luxurious touch. We’ll ensure excellent results and take extra care to smooth out textures, secure edges with sealant to prevent peeling, and eradicate air bubbles. The integrity of the underlying wall stays intact and you’ll get the fresh coat of paint you’ve always wanted.

All that being said, ultimately you’re the one that gets to decide whether or not to first remove wallpaper before undergoing a painting operation. This can sometimes depend a lot on the situation, and often it’s difficult to find a clear advantage in going one way instead of another. However, Imagine Painting will be there to help you every step of the way and ensure that you end up with a final product that exceeds your expectations. That’s our promise to you! Ready to get started? You can reach us at 403-305-8786.


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