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Answering Your Wallpaper Questions in Virginia Beach, VA

Whether you have wallpaper in your home or you’re considering adding it, we know you likely have questions. My Blind Spot specializes in wallpaper design and installation in Virginia Beach, VA. We offer modern wallpaper that will enhance the appearance of any room. We’ve answered some of the questions we frequently receive about wallpaper design and more. Feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions or would like to schedule a complimentary in-home consultation.

Which Tools Do I Need to Install Wallpaper?

Hanging wallpaper can be fun and easy, but you’ll need some tools to get the job done right. The following tools will help you install your wallpaper:

  • A large surface such as a table or flat door
  • Step stool or stepladder
  • Wallpaper scoring tool
  • Razorblade holder or snap blade & scissors
  • Smoothing brush
  • Plumb bob
  • Wide metal putty knife
  • Wallcovering water tray for pre-pasted paper
  • Wallcovering seam roller
  • Sponge, bucket, and cleanup cloths
  • Screwdriver
  • Drop cloth
  • Sandpaper and wallpaper sizing

Should I Use Additional Paste on the Back of Wallpaper?

No, an additional paste is not needed when the wallpaper is applied correctly over walls that were prepared with a wallpaper primer.

Can I Wallpaper Over Wallpaper?

It depends on the types of wallpaper. Non-coated paper can often be wallpapered over, but vinyl-coated paper cannot be wallpapered over. Our expert designers would be happy to answer questions about your specific situation.

Do I Need to Prime the Wall Before I Wallpaper?

Priming your walls will ensure that the wallpaper adheres to them without damaging them. Newly installed drywall should be primed before you begin to wallpaper.

Do I Have to Use Special Paint for My Paintable Wallpaper?

There is no special paint required for paintable wallpaper, and you do not need a primer coat. Hang the wallpaper like any other type, and then allow it to rest on your wall for at least 36 hours before you paint it.

How Do I Decide Whether to Have Wallpaper or Paint?

The good news is that you don’t have to choose between wallpaper and paint, because you can opt for both. Paint and wallpaper work well together.

How Do I Measure for Wallpaper?

There are multiple ways to estimate the amount of wallpaper you’ll need. The estimation method for single rolls uses a yardstick or a steel tape measure. Start by measuring in feet and rounding up to the next half or whole foot. Add together the length of each wall that will be covered by wallpaper and then multiply that number by your ceiling height. After that, divide the number by 25, which is the number of square feet in a single roll of wallpaper. Round any fractions up, and you’ll have the number of single rolls you need.

Where Do I Buy Wallpaper?

You can purchase wallpaper from interior decorators, home improvement stores, or local wallpaper and paint stores. My Blind Spot and installs wallpaper for homes in the Virginia Beach, VA area.

What Types of Wallpaper Are There?

You might be surprised to learn how many types of wallpaper there are. Wallcovering backing materials include paper backings, woven fabric backings, non-woven fabric backings, and latex acrylic backings. There’s a common misconception that wallpaper is dull and old-fashioned. Wallpaper offers versatility, and there are a style and material for everyone.

How Do I Know How Much Wallpaper I Need?

Follow the rules for estimating the amount of wallpaper you need. Our design team can also assist you with this process.

Can I Hang Wallpaper Over Old Paneling, Brick, Textured Walls, etc.?

Yes. However, we recommend having our expert wallpaper installers do this task because it can get tricky. Brick, wood paneling, and slick surfaces all present unique challenges and require careful preparation work.

What Are the Latest Trends in Wallpaper Design?

New colors and designs become popular every year, and that holds when it comes to wallpaper. There are designs for every style that can meet the aesthetic of any home. Choose a metallic shimmer, an updated retro geometric design from the 60s or 0s, floral or botanical prints, and much more. The only thing that matters is that you are happy with your wallpaper choice.

Are Feature Walls Still on Trend?

Yes. Feature walls are an excellent way to create a focal point in your room. An exciting wall covering can highlight a standout area, such as a fireplace. It can also make a great first impression on an entrance hall. Wallpaper can be used in place of a traditional headboard in the bedroom. Feature walls can serve as easy and cost-effective ways to update a room.

Schedule Your Complimentary In-Home Consultation

If you need help deciding which wallpaper would be best for your home, we’re here to help. Contact My Blind Spot today to schedule your complimentary in-home consultation.

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