Smoking Wallpaper - Painting Over Wallpaper
CertaPro Painters® of Columbus, GA and Auburn, AL
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Smoking Wallpaper – Painting Over Wallpaper
Sometimes wallpaper can be impossible to remove safely or an expensive, time-consuming project. Here at, CertaPro Painters® of Columbus, GA, and Auburn, AL, we offer an alternative way to hide the wallpaper and still provide the modern look that you want to achieve. Using professional painting skills, our painters can paint over any wallpaper covering your walls in your home —oftentimes referred to as “Smoking Wallpaper” in a professional setting. Smoking wallpaper can be a great solution for homeowners who want to update the look of their walls without going through the hassle of removing wallpaper. Painting over wallpaper requires a different approach than painting on bare walls, as the wallpaper needs to be properly prepared beforehand to ensure that the paint adheres well and doesn’t peel off. A professional painter who specializes in painting over wallpaper can provide the necessary expertise and tools to achieve a beautiful and long-lasting finish. We can also offer guidance on choosing the right paint color and finish to complement the existing wallpaper texture and design. Overall, painting over wallpaper can be a valuable service for homeowners looking for a convenient and cost-effective way to refresh their walls.
Steps to Painting Over the Wallpaper
- Clean the Walls
- Repair any damage to the wallpaper *this step is very important for long-lasting results
- Tape off molding and trim
- Prime the walls
- Paint over the wallpaper
Can You Paint Over Wallpaper?
You probably have been told by multiple painting experts or painting manufacturers that painting over wallpaper is a bad idea, or that the best approach for long-lasting results is removing the wallpaper. However, there are times when removing the wallpaper can be harmful to the wall underneath, especially if it’s an older home. This is because the wallpaper was installed incorrectly or installed over unfinished drywall.
When Should I Not Paint Over Wallpaper?
Some wallpaper should not be painted, this can include wallpaper that is peeling or certain types of wallpaper that are made to be easily removed. Good rule of thumb before painting wallpaper, is to check to see if the wallpaper can be easily removed before making a decision.
Great company. I love my newly painted home. Doug and his crew were highly professional. I would definitely recommend this company again.
- Chauntell B. | Columbus, GA
Our Residential Services
If you’re looking to remove the wallpaper and want to paint your home’s interior, we offer interior painting services. In addition, we offer specialty services for any unique projects that you our company to tackle for you.
In many of our local communities, brick homes are quite popular. If you are not a fan of the traditional orange and brown tone brick on the exterior of your home, you can always have it professionally painted by our experienced painting contractors.
Cabinet Refinishing and Repainting
Your cabinets are perhaps one of the most touched surfaces in your home, so it’s no surprise that they wind up with a little wear and tear. At CertaPro Painters® of Columbus, GA and Auburn, AL we’ll work with you to find a finish or paint that meets the needs of your home and daily routine.
Not sure which shade to choose? Struggling to differentiate matte, satin and gloss? We’ll help you navigate the sea of options to find a color that matches your home’s interior aesthetic and stands up to your family’s daily routine.
At CertaPro Painters® of Columbus, GA and Auburn, AL we offer a variety of interior and exterior home painting and staining services, including your home’s deck and fencing. Regardless of the room inside your home that needs an update or the area of your home’s exterior that needs protection from Mother Nature, our team works with you to determine the best plan of action for your home.
If you live in the Columbus, GA or Auburn, AL area and your home have doors in need of some attention, we can help with our professional refinishing, staining services. By staining your exterior doors, especially, your front door, your increase curb appeal and the value of your home.
Whether your home has water damage that requires drywall repair or your walls have medium-to-large holes that need patching, the CertaPro Painters® of Columbus, GA and Auburn, AL crew will patch, sand and prime, to create a flawless surface to paint on.
You can enhance the durability of your concrete with an epoxy floor coating. The CertaPro Painters® of Columbus, GA and Auburn, AL team is trained in applying epoxy floor coatings.
Historical House Renovation
We have updated many styles of homes in our local service area including but not limited to painted ladies, Edwardian, Victorian, cabins, and other homes built between the 1800’s and 1930’s. If your Historic home is in need of a professional painting service, CertaPro Painters® has you covered.
Popcorn Ceiling Removal
While popcorn ceilings had their time on top trends lists, they are rarely seen in modern homes. Removing a popcorn ceiling yourself can be extremely difficult. The crew at CertaPro Painters® of Columbus, GA and Auburn, ALis trained to remove popcorn ceilings in an effective way that will leave your ceilings feeling fresh.
Power washing is a vital step in painting the exterior of your home. CertaPro Painters® of Columbus, GA and Auburn, AL uses the process to remove mold, oil and old paint so new paint absorbs into your surface better.
Smoking Wallpaper (Painting Wallpaper)
We offer an alternative way to hide the wallpaper and still provide the modern look that you want to achieve. Using professional painting skills, our painters can paint over any wallpaper covering your walls in your home —oftentimes referred to as “Smoking Wallpaper” in a professional setting.
As with any other home exterior, it’s important to maintain the stucco or EIFS (also known as synthetic stucco) covering your home. The CertaPro Painters® of Columbus, GA and Auburn, AL team is very knowledgeable in painting related to these two materials and will work alongside you to determine what services your home needs.
Vinyl and Aluminum Siding Painting
Whether you have high-tech vinyl siding or a more traditional siding, CertaPro Painters® of Columbus, GA and Auburn, AL knows how to restore them. Our team has the right approach to add new life to your exteriors.
Wood Rot Repair
Have you noticed any signs of wood rot or decay? CertaPro Painters® offers wood rot repair services to your local area. Working with our professionals we can help to ensure that your exterior wood surfaces are properly repaired and sealed with the correct products.
Wood Siding Painting
Wood siding is an absolutely beautiful home exterior choice. Our CertaPro Painters® offer painting and staining services for both wood siding and cedar wood siding homes. Our team will work with you to determine the visual aesthetic that will deliver satisficing results.