Painting interiors to a professional standard isn’t easy. If it was, the pro-painting profession wouldn’t exist. Even so, producing a fantastic result when painting indoors isn’t nearly as difficult as hanging wallpaper.
At least, not if looking for the kind of immaculate finish you’ll be genuinely proud of.
Wallpaper has fallen out of favor with households in many circles as of late. This is a shame, given how wallpaper can and often does look quite fantastic. Depending on the type of interior you are decorating, wallpaper can bring a room together like almost nothing else.
Still, mastering the art of wallpaper installation is not something most people have the time, money, or inclination to do. It’s something they may attempt two or three times in their lifetime and basically make it up as they go along.
The result – wonky and misaligned wallpaper, coupled with hair-tearing frustration.
Why it Pays to Go Pro
The highest quality wallpaper on the market is anything but cheap. This alone can be justification enough for taking the DIY approach to its installation.
After all, white pay someone else to do something you can handle on your own?
The answer, as with most things, lies in the basic benefits of going pro. Hanging wallpaper is one of those things that seems fairly straightforward on the surface, but can actually be a complete nightmare. If you do not have the knowledge, experience, skills, tools, resources, and manpower to get the job done right, you’ll get it wrong – it really is that simple.
Taking what seems to be the cheaper approach to hanging wallpaper rarely proves the most cost-effective of the options available. There are at least four reasons why professional wallpaper installation makes sense, which are as follows:
- You’ll Need to Buy a Bunch of Supplies
First up, there’s a good chance you do not already have all of the supplies and equipment you will need to conduct your DIY makeover. Examples of these include a paste table, a ladder, wallpaper paste, rollers, smoothing brushes, spirit levels, and so on. Combine the costs of these essentials and you could find that the DIY option would actually cost you more than hiring help.
When you hire a team of professional contractors, you pay exclusively for their labor. They already have all of the equipment needed to get the job done, so why worry about paying for it (and storing it) yourself?
- It is a Seriously Time-Consuming Process
You will almost always find that when a professional painting contractor takes on a wallpapering job, they send at least a couple of people along for the ride. This is because wallpapering is practically impossible to tackle single-handedly. Attempt to go it alone and you could be looking at a project that ends up more frustrating and time-consuming than you could ever imagine.
With a team of skilled professionals at your disposal, the entire job could be finished to pristine perfection in a couple of days.
- There Are No Guarantees of a Quality Result
Hanging wallpaper in a way that produces a genuinely seamless result really is an art form in its own right. Every sheet needs to be positioned with pinpoint precision and applied in a way that leaves behind no bubbles, blisters, or imperfections of any kind. Apply even just a tiny amount too much paste on a single sheet and it really could be game over.
When you hire help, you benefit from (literal) guarantees of a flawless result. Not to mention, the peace of mind that comes with an extensive warranty on the work carried out.
- It Could Save You a World of Mess
Last up, hanging wallpaper as a DIY project tends to be so much messier and more disruptive than interior painting. Particularly if you lack the experience and make it up as you go along, the results can be disastrous. Wallpaper paste in particular is a difficult commodity to deal with, which has a habit of getting everywhere.
Why not save yourself the chaos and disruption of DIY decorating, by hiring the pros? And in doing so, perhaps save yourself time and money in the process.
Ask the Experts…
At Homm CPS, we offer an extensive range of professional interior painting and decorating services at competitive prices.
- You’re a newbie and we are not.One of the best things about hiring a pro for wallpaper installation is that you get their years of experience. This means they’ll be able to handle any issue that comes up – and they can also recommend the right types of paper for your job, ensuring you get the best results. It also means you won’t accidentally damage your home or the wallpaper, and then have to call a pro to fix it, anyway.
- You may not really have the time.Wallpaper installation takes a lot of time and attention to detail, which leaves you with no time for everything else in your life. If you hire a pro, all you have to do is sit back and watch as the room transforms from ho-hum to amazing.
For more information on the services we provide or to discuss your requirements in more detail, contact a member of the team at Homm CPS today.