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Celebrate Independence Day by Freeing Your Room of Wallpaper

calander Jun 19 , 2021 user-icon Nash Painting

There are many ways to celebrate the country’s independence. On the Fourth of July, people launch and watch fireworks, enjoy cookouts, play lawn games, and more. This year, however, you might include your home in the festivities by liberating it from some of its outdated aspects -- wallpaper, in particular. If portions of your interior still don wallpaper and you’ve been meaning to get rid of your antiquated wall coverings for a while, what better time is there to free your rooms from wallpaper than this Independence Day? Still, you might wonder whether it’s worth investing in wallpaper removal or what’s the best way to go about it. Let’s discuss the various reasons to hire professionals to remove your wallpaper.

Why Get Rid of Your Wallpaper Anyway?

People tend to have strong feelings about wallpaper either way. With few exceptions, you either love wallpaper or you hate it. Wallpaper has risen and fallen in popularity over the decades -- it was a popular stylistic choice for home interiors during the mid-20th century in the U.S. but eventually fell out of fashion. In some ways, wallpaper is actually coming back into vogue. All this means is that there’s nothing inherently wrong with wallpaper and that the decision to apply or remove it is primarily preferential. That said, following the trends of the time is a wise move if you’re trying to maintain your home’s value. Indeed, removing your home’s wallpaper (especially if it bears an outdated pattern or is deteriorating) will help you aesthetically modernize your home. As a result, your home will become more valuable.

There’s more to wallpaper removal than mere preferences, looks, and market value, however. Getting rid of your wallpaper and investing in fresh home interior painting will extend the lifespan of your interior surfaces. Simply put, wallpaper conceals surface damage, preventing you from addressing concerns at their earliest stages. Over time, underlying issues can damage the wallpaper itself and require major repairs. When your surfaces are cleared from wallpaper, you can keep a closer eye on potential problems so you can avoid these costly repairs. Moreover, quality paint will typically last longer than wallpaper as long as you perform proper maintenance.

Should You Do It Yourself?

If you’ve become convinced that the benefits of wallpaper removal outweigh the potential downsides, you must begin making preparations. The first order of business is deciding whether you wish to tackle the project on your own or hire a professional. In the spirit of Independence Day, you might feel inspired to forge your own path and tear down that oppressive wallpaper yourself. Before you start concocting home remedies to remove wallpaper, however, it’s important to understand the risks of a DIY approach.

Wallpaper removal isn’t exactly a walk in the park -- it’s a time-consuming, messy, and often frustrating project. And the older your wallpaper is, the more challenging it is to tear it down. If you lack the proper wallpaper removal solution, tools, equipment, and technique, you can easily damage the surfaces underneath the coverings. Should this happen, you’ll need to invest even more time and money in repairing drywall after wallpaper removal and cleaning up the residual mess.

The Benefits of Hiring Wallpaper Pros

There’s something admirable and American about the individualistic, DIY mindset. When it comes to removing wallpaper, though, it often pays to put your faith in the professionals. Wallpaper removal specialists understand the risks associated with getting rid of wallpaper and are equipped to repair any damage incurred during the process. At Nash Painting, for instance, our teams use professional-grade equipment (e.g., solvents, perforators, scrapers, etc.) to prepare your surfaces, protect surrounding areas, take down wallpaper, and quickly fix surface damage. We also know how to skim coat drywall after wallpaper removal to make your drywall look as good as new after the fact and prepare it for the next part of the process: interior painting.

What Happens Next?

Wallpaper removal is really only half the battle -- after all, the job isn’t finished after these coverings have been removed. Once your walls are bare and smooth, it’s time to introduce new coats of interior house paint. Of course, some additional preparation and priming is required prior to painting. At Nash Painting, not only do we know exactly how to prime and prep the surface for beautiful, lasting results, but we can also recommend the perfect paint color to complement your style and decor. We also perform a thorough clean-up afterwards so you don’t have to worry about residue, paint supplies, and other debris littering your space.

Let Freedom Ring in Your Home

It feels good to be free. This Independence Day, give your home’s walls the gift of freedom by finally removing that old wallpaper. The experts at Nash Painting have transformed countless homes across Nashville, Brentwood, and Franklin, TN by removing their wallpaper and painting their walls with long-lasting, beautiful coatings. To learn more about us, our services, and our values, call us at 615-829-6858 today!