At Oakland Drywall we understand that wallpaper isn’t for everyone. What was once a stylish addition to a home, is now considered old fashioned and in some cases, downright gaudy. If you’ve recently purchased a home that has had wallpaper installed previously, you may be trying to figure out how to rid yourself of it. Simply tearing the paper off won’t do the trick, Oakland Drywall brings you the specialized service and products you need to ensure that you have a means to finally rid yourself of your wallpaper.
The first step in any wallpaper removal service is to remove the paper itself. Simply grabbing an edge of the paper and tearing doesn’t get at every part of your former and unwanted wallpaper. Therefore we use the necessary tools to ensure that we can completely remove the stuck on printing, and get at the adhesive underneath. This step is primarily the fastest part of the service, especially in older homes where the glue underneath may have already released its hold a little bit. Once the paper is gone, we get to work on the harder aspects of removal.
The adhesive used in wallpaper is meant to last you a lifetime, which can make it more difficult to properly remove. At Oakland Drywall we use the right, non-toxic adhesive removal chemicals to ensure that we can properly break down the former glue and get you to a useable and flat surface on your walls once more. Once the glue has been properly soaked in the dissolving formula, we gently remove any of the stuck on portions with specialized tools to ensure that every last bit of it is properly removed, giving way to the final stages of removal.
During the removal process, the lapse of wallpaper may show some of the signs of use your walls have withstood over the last number of years. This can include some minor dents and dings, as well as any holes that have been placed in the wall for purposes of hanging pictures or other items. If any of these minor damages or holes are found in our removal process, we ensure to fill the area once again to ensure that your end result is a flat and finished wall. Just one more step to take things a little further for our clients.
The final step in our wallpaper removal process is to fully sand and smooth out your walls. This final undertaking by Oakland Drywall in your wallpaper removal service is to ensure that your finished product is a smooth and useable surface just waiting for you to refinish they way you would like. We endeavor to leave your property looking like a blank canvas, just awaiting your own personal touch to complete to your ambitions. Choosing Oakland Drywall as your wallpaper removal service will see you out with the old, and in with a wide variety of new potential for your home.