Wallpapering and Wallcoverings

Some people believe that wallpapering a wall will cover anything; that it’s a great way to hide all sins. You can tell who they are: They’re the ones with the uneven and peeling wallpaper.

Many people are also aware of just how difficult, time consuming and frustrating wallpapering can be. At Dave Rowe Painter & Decorator we can take away the hassle of wallpapering yourself and provide a high quality service to our customers.

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Dave Rowe Painter & Decorator’s Wallpapering Process

At Dave Rowe Painter & Decorator, we know that preparation is just as important for wallpaper as it is for paint. We never skimp when it comes to preparation, no matter what the final finish will be.

This is a general outline; your actual procedure may differ slightly depending on the situation or conditions.

Wallpaper Removal

  • We apply plastic or drop cloths to protect all floors and surrounding areas.
  • We remove the wallpaper with a wet removal process, using pump sprayers with water.
  • We repair wall surface imperfections (nail pops, holes, cracks, etc.) with one or two coats of plaster, depending on severity. For severe stress cracks, we apply fiberglass mesh-tape and plaster. We then pole sand the entire surface area to smooth out the plaster and remove any bumps.
  • We full or spot prime the walls — depending on the severity of the project — using a pigment sealer.
  • We apply wallpaper as per the specific job requirements.

Wallpaper Installation

  • Because of the many different types of wallpaper available, we prefer to send you to a wallpaper supplier to choose your design and purchase your wallpaper yourself. We’ll help you determine the quantity necessary, and we’ll take care of any sizing, primers and adhesives to apply your wallpaper.
  • This is a general outline; your actual procedure may differ slightly depending on the situation or conditions.
  • We begin by sizing the walls with a wall board size, unless otherwise directed by the wallpaper manufacturer.
  • We complete all painting (woodwork or ceilings) before beginning to hang the wallpaper.
  • Leftover wallpaper is always left for you to return or use.

Clean Up

When Wallpapering has been completed we’ll clean all work areas: Dust, vacuum, and damp sponge hardwood floors. We’ll return the furniture to its original location if required.


We consider this one of the most important parts of the job, we will inspect the job and make sure it is to the highest standard.

Not Sure Where To Start With Your Wallpapering Project?

What about getting a colour consultation from an interior designer? They will be able to help you choose the best colours and help you choose your wallpaper to get the most out of your room.

What colours do you like? What are the new season colours? What colours are going to make your room look bigger or brighter?

Contact Dave Rowe Painter & Decorator and we can organise a colour consultant to get in touch with you for a time to come round and talk. Contact Dave Rowe Painter & Decorator today!

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