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Wallpaper Removal

When wallpaper is good, it’s good, and when it’s bad, well, it’s really bad… There’s very little middle ground. Trends today focus more on tasteful wallpaper in moderation, used sparingly on accent walls and features. The days of busy patterns covering every wall from floor to ceiling are long past, and that leads you to an important question: how exactly do you remove wallpaper?

Here at Nash Painting, we make it easy. Drawing on years of experience, a skilled team, and proven methods, we can handle every detail. We have commercial wallpaper removal experience too, using our capabilities to update large facilities as well as residential homes in the Nashville area.

What are the benefits of wallpaper removal?

Well, you won’t need to stare at faded flower patterns anymore. That’s definitely a benefit. But the perks go even deeper than that.

  • Quickly modernize your home. Nothing dates a space faster than wallpaper from the last century, and nothing updates it faster than removing it.

  • Create a brighter, more open aesthetic. In most cases, wallpaper darkens a room and draws the walls in close (optical illusions are powerful!).

  • Wipe the slate clean. If a room is painted a color you don’t like, applying a fresh coat of paint doesn’t feel overly daunting. Wallpaper, however, feels permanent (because it is, in many ways). That means it tends to sit undisturbed for a longer period of time, collecting damage, stains, and darkening.

  • See what’s underneath. If your wallpaper is covering a problem, like water damage, it needs to be addressed. Removal can help you quickly pinpoint and correct an issue before it has time to grow.

  • Increase home value and marketability. Ask any realtor and they’ll tell you that fresh paint can be the key to helping your home stand out from the competition. Removing dated, ugly wallpaper compounds that benefit, drastically increasing your return on investment.

Understanding our wallpaper removal process

If you follow our content, you already know that we’re big believers in doing the job right. No cut corners, no quick fixes. This is especially important when it comes to wallpaper removal. The job is a messy one, and a wrong move can substantially damage your wall (we see this a lot with do-it-yourself wallpaper removal projects).

  • We use only the best, proven wallpaper removal techniques

  • We carefully prep the space, containing the inevitable mess and streamlining cleanup

  • We can repair damage incurred by past wallpaper hanging and removal attempts

  • We remove every bit of the wallpaper - that’s key! You can’t remove “just enough” to make painting easier

Why choose Nash Painting?

  • Wallpaper removal might feel like a hassle, but we offer a no-hassle experience. Trust us: we’ll make sure the job is done right (and well!) for you.

  • You can rest easy knowing that we have extensive experience serving homes and businesses in the Nashville area.

  • You don’t need to worry about the timeline dragging on and on. That experience we mentioned also comes into play when we estimate and plan projects, helping us to accurately map out every step and variable.

  • Our costs are competitive, and our value is unparalleled.

  • Our skilled team can handle any work you need completed, no matter how specialized.

Wallpaper removal FAQ

Q. Can I paint over my wallpaper?

Sometimes you can, but only in specific circumstances. Before we dig into that, it’s important to note that sometimes painting over wallpaper can cause the seams to stretch, exposing cracks between the bolts of wallpaper. That’s a risk, but it can be a risk worth taking in scenarios like the following:

  • Multiple layers of wallpaper have been painted over in the past

  • There are multiple layers of wallpaper already in place

  • Your wallpaper is vinyl-backed, preventing steam from penetrating the surface to soften the glue

  • Your wallpaper was applied directly to the drywall without primer

In older homes, sometimes you’ll also find that the drywall tape was never fully finished since the builder knew the wall was going to be covered anyway. This can be a nasty surprise since it requires more prep work.

Q. Can I put new wallpaper over old wallpaper?

Like painting, your best course of action is to remove the old wallpaper. Otherwise you can deal with texture issues, mold issues (if your current paper is nonporous), plus you’re adding weight to an already older covering. It’s just not a good fix, and only makes your inevitable future stripping project that much more complicated.

Q. Does wallpaper increase property value?

A high-quality, stylish wallpaper can be a real asset to your home and its value. An old, dated wallpaper in poor repair? Not so much. The answer to this question can vary dramatically depending on your specific situation. In most cases, we would recommend sticking with fresh paint over wallpaper.

Q. How much does wallpaper removal cost?

This varies drastically too depending on your paper, its condition, how much prep/repairs are needed, and whether you’d like the surfaces primed and painted after the paper is gone. Our best advice is to work with a professional painter that has a proven track record of successful wallpaper removal projects, offering the kind of skill and accountability you need. You might pay more for it, but trust us: the value is priceless.

Nash Painting Delivers Award-Winning Service

Nash Painting has service awards from Houzz and Angie’s List, and an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. We stand by every project and are committed to stellar service. It’s simple. Work with Nash Painting, get excellent results.

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Nashville Trusts Nash Painting

Nash Painting specializes in meeting all your painting and maintenance needs, including: interior and exterior painting, light carpentry, staining, pressure washing, wallpaper removal, and drywall repairs. If you’re looking for a top-quality exterior paint job completed with extensive preparation and premium products, you’ve found it. Nash Painting has built our reputation on excellence, attention to detail, and results that perform. We offer a 10-year warranty, but many of our projects last 12-18 years before it’s time to paint again!

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Nash Painting has a history of outstanding customer service delivered at the highest standard of quality. We are proud to be A+ Rated by the Better Business Bureau and are committed to doing every job with integrity. We have service awards from top contractor websites, including Houzz, Angie's List, and Home Advisor. We’ve been Angie’s List Super Service Award winners since 2010: proof customers value our work. Find out what one of Nashville's favorite painting companies can do for you. Call us to discuss your project today.

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About Nash Painting

At Nash Painting, our business is built on trust: trust in our faith, trust in our team members, and trust in the quality of our work. You don’t want to get a cheap bid, only to be left with shoddy workmanship and greater expenses.

Whether it’s an investment in your home that improves your quality of life or an investment in your business that has a direct impact on your bottom line, every painting or maintenance service you need is valuable. There’s a lot at stake when you hire a painter. So be sure your painting company has your best interest at heart.

When you contact us for an estimate, you receive a comprehensive, transparent quote that accounts for the full value of our services and expertise. We will never take shortcuts or cut corners just to get it done fast. We will do whatever it takes to get your painting and maintenance job done right.

Our painters are licensed, bonded, and insured, and our work speaks for itself. Working with Nash Painting means choosing a trusted, professional painters based in Nashville and Middle Tennessee. We take quality, craftsmanship, and service seriously. And we look forward to putting our painting expertise to work for you.


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Meet Your Painting Project Team

  • Bill Nishanian
    Bill Nishanian
    Servant Leader
  • Anthony Lembo
    Anthony Lembo
    Field Director
  • Linda Nishanian
    Linda Nishanian
    Office Manager
  • Jeff Milam
    Jeff Milam
    Field Supervisor
  • Larry Morrison
    Larry Morrison
    Sales Consultant
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    Rebecca Milam
    Client Relations