Wallpaper questions

Wallpaper Application

Q: What is the size of a roll of wallpaper?

Wallpaper is printed in three standard widths, 21 inches, 27 inches and 42 inches. These are the standard industry sizes of wallpapers.

One single roll of wallpaper yields approximately 50 square feet of usable paper, regardless of its width. Wallpaper is priced by the company packed roll and comes in standard size of 57 sq.ft. some wallpapers do come in size of 70 sq.ft. ,mostly from America.
  • For plain wallpaper designs you can utilize almost 55 sq ft. of the roll.
  • For floral or other patterns, it will cover up-to 50 sq.ft. from the roll, due to considering wastage in matching design patterns.

Q: Is it necessary to do primer before wallpaper application?

Wallpaper primer prevents wallpaper paste from softening latex paint. It makes the paper easier to remove and creates a sound, hard surface for adherence to drywall. It also prevents stains from bleeding through the wallpaper.

  • Wall Paper can be applied directly to plastic or oil painted walls.

Q: What is wallpaper life?

If maintained and cleaned regularly, wallpapers can stay for as good as 8-10 years. You can change wallpapers after 4-5 years if you want a new look to you home or rooms.

Q: Can you apply wallpaper on a wall which has seepage or water leakage issue?

Wallpapers are strictly NO on the walls which has a seepage problem. Because of leakage problem the wallpaper will start peeling off from the joints and it will get damaged . So before installing wallpaper, check the leakage issues and if any, please get it repaired first.

Q: Isn’t it easier to paint a room than to wallpaper it?

Although both wallpaper and paint liven up dull rooms, wallpaper has special advantages. It can camouflage flawed or damaged walls, soften rough or irregular architectural features, and unite awkward angles. Wallpaper also offers combinations of colors, patterns, and textures that would be nearly impossible for the do-it-yourselfer to duplicate with paint.

Q: Isn’t wallpaper more expensive than standard paint?

A. Yes. One roll of wallpaper, which covers about 50 square feet, might cost around INR 2500. For the same amount, you could buy a 10 litre or more of paint, which would cover approximately 400 square feet. Consider wallpapering just one wall as an accent to keep costs low.


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