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What to Do With Outdated Wallpaper in Your New Home in Florida

Have you just moved into a home in or near Fernandina Beach FL? You might love every aspect of this new place — every aspect, that is, save for one. Maybe the wallpaper is old, somewhat tacky, or just not to your liking.

On the other hand, perhaps you want to sell a house in Florida, one that you’ve owned for a while. And maybe you chose the wallpaper yourself. However, it’s been there for at least a few years, and its patterns or colors have simply grown out of date.

Fair or not, that outmoded wallpaper could negatively affect potential buyers’ perceptions. It could make your home seem behind the times.

What can be done about your wallpaper situation? Well, you have several viable options from which to choose. Fortunately, the right painting contractor can help you sort out those possibilities to find the perfect solution for your home and budget.

1. Take the Wallpaper Off

Yes, you can remove your wallpaper yourself. It can be an especially good option if you have more than one layer of paper on your walls.

This undertaking requires two items: an adhesive remover and a scraping device. You’ll also need plenty of time — it could take a couple days or longer — and lots of patience. Not to mention, this project can be strenuous. Make sure those muscles are geared up for all that scraping.

As a special note, be extra gentle if you’re scraping drywall. That material is easy to damage.

At last, once the wallpaper is gone, your walls will be ready for new paper or fresh coats of paint.

2. Paper Over It

Perhaps the simplest solution is to place a new layer of wallpaper over your old paper.

Be aware that, if you already have more than one layer on your walls, this method isn’t ideal. The results could be too thick, and your walls might feel bumpy. If you choose this option, do some preparation first. If any pieces are ripped, take them off. And if any parts are loose, especially the edges, glue them firmly into place. Once the glue is dry, you can attach your new wall covering.

3. Paint Over It

Painting over wallpaper is another technique that works best if you have just one layer — or maybe two — of paper on your walls.

Once again, you should first prep your existing paper. Look for any rips or loose parts. Tear off broken pieces, and glue loose ones into place. Next, wait for the glue to dry completely. Your painting can then commence.

Knowledgeable interior painters would recommend using two or even three coats of paint. That way, there won’t be any traces of your wallpaper left. Your room will look brand new.

4. Go With Beadboard

Instead of putting new wallpaper atop old paper, you could select a beadboard covering. Beadboard is an attractive, adaptable, and affordable material. Moreover, you can place a special molding over your beadboard for an enhanced and textured appearance.

In addition, beadboard is relatively easy to work with. You buy it in sheets. All you have to do is cut a sheet to fit a wall and attach the entire piece.

You could cover a whole wall with a beadboard sheet for a completely new look. Alternatively, you might stick it to just the lower half of a wall. Thus, you could create a striking yet pleasing contrast between a dark beadboard and a wall with a lighter color.

Calling in the Painting Pros

Of course, not everyone has the time, the skills, or the desire to paint or wallpaper a home. Indeed, for the best outcome, you could call a painting contractor with a reputation for outstanding service.

As a result, you’d attain the most beautiful interior possible. And the value of your property would increase accordingly.

Halls Quality Painting, which is based in Fernandina Beach FL, is just such a company. We’re fully insured and licensed, and all of our interior painters have deep experience. Over the years, we’ve helped countless customers realize their precise renovation visions.

We complete every project thoroughly and efficiently, and our work always comes with a written satisfaction guarantee.

Plus, to each project, we assign a crew leader. Our talented and dependable leaders ensure that our inside house painters adhere to the highest standards of quality and professionalism.

Finally, we enjoy consulting with prospective customers. If you’d like to talk about colors, materials, patterns, and decorating techniques, we’d be happy to give you, our advice. We could also walk you through your various options. Please contact us whenever you’d like. Your outworn wallpaper could soon give way to a stylish and alluring interior style.

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