Wallpaper Removal

Custom Painting, Inc. offers services besides painting homes and commercial buildings in Pleasant Hill, CA. One of the many other services we offer that most people are unaware of is wallpaper removal. This service allows us to give your space a refreshed appearance by getting rid of the old wallpaper and giving the stripped walls a new coat of paint or wallpapering. We employ the best residential painters in Pleasant Hill and use only the highest-quality tools for removing wallpaper, from scraping to using industrial steamers.

Custom Painting Inc.’s years of experience working with various wallpaper types have allowed us to use the right tools and applications to ensure we do the removal process correctly and efficiently. The result is clean and smooth interior walls ready for new paint or wallpapering.

The need for wallpaper removal

Removing wallpaper from your home can offer several benefits and improvements to your living space. Here are some reasons to consider taking down old wallpaper:

  • Updating your home’s aesthetic – Wallpaper can become dated over time, making your home’s interior look outdated. Removing it allows you to refresh your walls with paint or more contemporary wallpaper designs, aligning with modern trends and your current taste.
  • Improving wall condition – Wallpaper removal provides an opportunity to inspect your walls for any issues, such as cracks, mold, or mildew, that might have been hidden. Addressing these issues can improve the overall condition and longevity of your walls.
  • Preparing for sale – If you’re considering selling your home, removing wallpaper and opting for a neutral paint color can make your home more appealing to a broader range of buyers. Many potential buyers prefer paint over wallpaper due to its versatility and the perception of being easier to change.
  • Eliminating allergens and mold – Older wallpaper can harbor allergens, dust, and even mold, especially if it’s peeling or damaged. Removing it can improve indoor air quality and create a healthier living environment.
  • Repairing damage – Wallpaper that is peeling, bubbling, or tearing can detract from your home’s appearance. Removing it allows you to repair any underlying damage to the walls and apply a fresh, smooth surface.
  • Personalization – Removing wallpaper gives you a blank canvas to personalize your space according to your preferences and style. Whether you choose to repaint or re-wallpaper, you have the freedom to create a space that truly reflects your personality.
  • Increasing home value – Updated interiors can increase your home’s value. A home with modern, appealing wall finishes can be more attractive to buyers, potentially leading to a quicker sale and a better price.
  • Cost-Effective update – Compared to other home renovation projects, removing wallpaper and applying a fresh coat of paint can be a relatively cost-effective way to update the look of your home.
  • Enhancing lighting and space perception – Light-colored walls can make a room feel brighter and more spacious. Removing dark or busy wallpaper can create a lighter, airier feel in your living spaces.
  • Solving adhesion problems – In some cases, wallpaper may not adhere properly to the walls due to glue or the wall surface issues. Removing it allows for the correction of these problems, ensuring that any new wall treatments will adhere correctly.

While removing wallpaper can be time-consuming, the benefits of doing so can significantly enhance the comfort, aesthetics, and value of your home.

Custom Painting, Inc.’s wallpaper removal service

Custom Painting, Inc. provides quality wallpaper removal services and repainting or wallpapering to residential and commercial properties in Pleasant Hill and other Bay Area, CA cities.

First, our team of painters identifies the type of wallpaper that’s currently on your walls to help them determine the correct tools and techniques for removal.

Since each wall and wallpaper is different, we at Custom Painting, Inc. tailor our services to different types of commercial spaces, wallpaper types, and wallpaper conditions. For instance, if you’re using the standard strippable wallpaper on your drywall, we thoroughly soak it so that its glue softens on the wall without getting it too wet. Next, we score the wallpaper and peel it carefully. Then, we remove any leftover paper and glue to get the result of a smooth and clean surface ready for a new wall covering or paint.

Several layers of old wallpaper or vinyl wall coverings are more challenging to remove. We may prolong soaking, use chemicals, or use an industrial steamer to effectively remove such wallpaper from the surface while keeping the walls as intact as possible.

Whether you want to install new wallpaper or paint, our team primes the walls to achieve better paint adhesion or new wallpapering.

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Our process:

  • Initial assessment by identifying the type of wallpaper to determine the appropriate tools and techniques for removal.
  • Preparation of the workspace by removing wall décor, light devices, and other installations; removing curtains, blinds, or drapes; taking away or covering furniture, covering the floors; and taping baseboards or trim (if any).
  • Actual removal of the wallpaper from the walls.
  • Removing the entire adhesive from the walls.
  • Removing wallpaper glue residue from the walls by washing.
  • Letting the walls dry before proceeding to prime, paint, install new wallpaper, etc.

Choose Custom Painting, Inc.

Hiring Custom Painting, Inc. for wallpaper removal offers several advantages that can make the process more efficient, effective, and hassle-free compared to doing it yourself. Here are some key reasons to consider hiring a professional for this task:

  • Expertise and experience
  • Proper tools and maintenance
  • Time savings
  • Fewer chances of causing damage to property
  • Preparation for the next steps, such as repainting or wallpapering
  • Safety
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Guaranteed quality results

Contact us!

If you feel it’s time to make a big change to your home, hire only skilled, licensed, and insured painters and carpenters with all the right tools and techniques for wallpaper removal. Call Custom Painting, Inc. today at 925-686-0903 or fill out this online form to request an estimate.