Frequently Asked Questions.
What do you charge per roll?
We don’t charge ‘per roll,’ we charge by the room. Essentially, we charge for our time and expertise, so the amount of time needed for a delicate material will cost much more than common goods may. In addition, preparatory work is always needed to get professional results; the least we do is sand walls smooth and apply an acrylic wall covering primer. That all said, we do use formulas based on.
Distance to the site, time needed to bring equipment in, furniture that needs to be moved, and other factors also enter into a price.
We don’t think we need any ‘prep’ work. Why can’t you just go over the walls as they are?
In over 25 years of experience, I have never found a surface that needed no treatment to have the wall covering look and perform its best. Paint coatings always leave some texture, so we sand them. That also gives a good smooth surface for the material to adhere to. Acrylic wall covering primers also help adhesion, and they ensure that the wall covering can be removed without wall damage, which can be a huge savings.
Our painter says he can do the prep work – is this ok?
Painters don’t usually have a working knowledge of wall coverings, pastes, and wall covering primers; these materials are all different than the goods they work with every day. In some cases, we may specify the primers or other materials that another contractor can use to get a surface ready. Those cases are rare because too often a product or process gets substituted, and the result is less than the material needs.
The end result is usually more expensive than our original proposal, since we’ll have to finish or remediate the prep work to material specifications.
We do our own work. However, there are individuals who we will call in to help on projects. We are responsible for anyone we bring on a job.
Dry surfaces to work upon. As clean an area as possible. Permanent lighting must be available. The workspace finished. A source of water must be available.
If any of these conditions are absent we must be notified prior to the scheduled day. As a rule of thumb, the wall covering should be the last thing installed in a space (this is not always applicable on commercial jobs).
We are a service, so we aim to please. Often, we are in someones home, and his or her needs and/or requests take precedence. Clients are always treated with respect. However, if you have special requests, please let us know at the time of the estimate. We don’t bring problems to a job, we
The necessity of having a lining paper hung prior to the finish wall covering is best explained by a fellow paper hanger from America called Bill Archibald. In America, they refer to lining paper as blank stock. See article here