Specialist Installers in all types of wallcoverings and murals – experienced in hanging a wide selection of handmade and quality wallpapers in properties ranging from boutiques, restaurants, and offices to exclusive homes in and around London and Kent. We are proficient in working in settings ranging from contemporary homes to period buildings.
We provide a free consultation/expert advice service to help you choose wallpapers either to correspond or contrast with the date of the property whatever the scale and design.
We consist of a small team of highly skilled professionals working alongside John Green the Proprietor experienced in installing the most delicate and demanding wallcoverings. Use a professional for a professional job to help you enjoy a stress-free experience – take a look at our gallery below to be inspired.
To compliment our expert wallpapering service our skilled tradesman can undertake any painting or decorating works to the same high standard, including specialist paint finishes such as marbling, graining and shabby-chic. Our attention to detail in the complete Project is where we excel. For a consultation please call 0800 7831916 or email us via the online quote request form by clicking here.
Offering you a partial or complete installation service whether it is a standard roll or a specialist wallpaper or mural, from the initial consultation, taking wall measurements, liaising with wallpaper manufacturers and retailers, to the final installation ensuring you have the end result and effect that you desire.
Examples of some of the types of wallcoverings we have hung are:- Grass-papers and Cloths, Wood Inlay, Silks, Flocks and Foils, Hand-prints/Hand Painted, Extra Wides, Metallic Leaf Papers, Paper Backed Fabric, Embroidered Panels, Digitally Printed Murals, Bamboo Woodpapers.
Reasons to Use Lining Paper (Blankstock) when installing Wallcoverings
The majority of people are unaware of all of the benefits of using a lining paper when hanging wallpaper – when paperhangers push to have a liner installed its not because they are trying to pad the bill, its the only way to fully guarantee the job against a wallpaper failure beyond their control. The majority of wallpaper manufacturers call for it in their hanging instructions and will not warranty their product if it is not used. These are several reasons why lining paper should be used and why we only guarantee our work if lining paper is installed:-
Smooth finish – The most common reason for using a lining paper is to smooth out the wall. This is important in order to get a good flat finish on your walls. A thin lining paper can be used to disguise any hairline cracks in the wall’s plastering whilst thicker grade lining papers can be used to help cover pitting and more noticeable plastering imperfections.
Reducing Shrinkage – Some wallpapers, especially woven ones, tend to expand when wet and shrink when dry. This can leave gaps between sheets of wallpaper even if you have taken every care not to let this happen whilst hanging the paper. By using lining paper you are actually helping with the drying process which in turn holds the wallpaper in its expanded shape as required for a better looking finish.
Reducing Staining – There are two ways in which staining might occur to your wallpaper. Firstly substances on the wall itself might leach into the wallpaper once hung and cause staining. The use of lining paper eliminates this risk as the wallpaper itself is not in direct contact with the wall. Secondly when paste is applied to some wallpaper the added moisture can cause colours to bleed or run. As lining paper speeds up the drying process it can help to reduce this issue.
Durability – Pulp papers expand when wet and exert a shrink tension on the wall as they dry. If they are hung on a wall that has a layer of cheap paint on it (or even a wall with a bad coat of paint several layers beneath the current one) the tension can slowly pull the bad layer off and pop the seams. Lining paper acts as a surface strengthener since the pulp paper on top bonds to the lining paper below to form an extremely strong lamination. Therefore by using lining paper your wallpaper will have increased durability and is much more likely to stay in place.
Insulation – Every layer of paper you apply to the walls of your home creates an extra layer of insulation. The trapped air in between the lining paper and the wall and subsequently the lining paper and the wallpaper will help to trap air – keeping your home warmer and saving you energy.
This client used grass cloth and vinyl wall covering in their music room. We stripped, removed picture rail, airless sprayed the ceiling and ornate cornice, prepared walls, prepared woodwork and applied two coats satinwood.
In this child’s room we stripped and then cross-lined ceiling and walls. Painted ceiling blue, walls bright yellow, skirting boards green, hung mural and applied the grass stickers to compliment this unique room.
In these childrens’ rooms we prepared the walls and then installed the client’s chosen covering.