Commercial Wallpaper Removal
If you have ever removed wallpaper in a home, you know the mess and struggle: hands covered in goop, bits of torn paper sticking to everything, and frustration levels constantly hovering near boiling point! If that is what it is like on a small scale, imagine the difficulty of commercial wallpaper removal! Thankfully, there are experts who can do it for you, handling the work and the mess, so that you can focus on running your business.
When you work with a commercial painting company like Williams Professional Painting, you can rest easy, knowing your project will be completed with the utmost skill. What are the abilities that are necessary for commercial wallpaper removal? Hint: there is a lot more to it than ripping and tearing!
Tools and Products for Commercial Wallpaper Removal
One key to a successful wallpaper removal project is knowing the right tools and tricks for each specific job. For example, a vinyl wallpaper needs to be handled differently from a paper-based wallcovering. In some cases, a wallpaper steamer is the best choice, though at other times, an enzyme-based glue softener does the trick.
Of course, no tool or tonic exists to make the job quick and easy. The removal process will always require a degree of scraping, peeling, and tearing.
Improperly performed, wallpaper removal can be extremely messy, and even damaging. The gluey bits of paper can get everywhere, ruining other surfaces. Also, the water that is often used to loosen the wallpaper can run and puddle, getting into baseboards and flooring.
A professional wallpaper removal company uses tape and plastic to protect vulnerable surfaces, and limits the use of water in order to prevent damage. Also, at Williams Professional Painting, we always keep our work methodical and our jobsites tidy, so that even a temporary mess is kept to a minimum.
Wallpaper Removal: What Comes After?
The job is not done when the last of the paper is off the walls. In fact, there is still a good bit of surface preparation that has to happen before the walls can be painted. The first step is washing. This removes all remaining glue residue, so that new products can adhere to a clean surface.
Next, any damage on the wall needs to be repaired. In a commercial setting, there are likely to be all kinds of scuffs and scrapes, dings and dents on the walls. Additionally, the wallpaper removal process often leads to new gouges and scratches. All of this damage needs to be remediated in one of two ways:
- Spot Repair - Use spackle to fill holes and then sand it even
- Skim Coating - Use a thin layer of drywall compound over the whole wall, creating a smooth, fresh, uniform surface
Finally, any areas where drywall compound or spackle has been used to repair the walls will need to be primed.
Once all these steps are properly completed, the walls are ready to be turned into a masterpiece!
Williams Professional Painting
No matter what your commercial painting needs might be, Williams Professional Painting is trained and equipped for the job! In addition to commercial wallpaper removal, we also provide commercial flooring, roof coatings, interior painting, exterior painting, and much more!
Since 1979, Williams Professional Painting has been serving suburban Maryland, northern Virginia, and the whole Washington, D.C. region. We have earned the trust of all kinds of commercial clients, from universities and churches to hospitals and hotels. When you need commercial wallpaper removal, or any other commercial painting services, we're just a phone call away!