Metal Marks on Wallpaper

Digital ImageSee that little grey mark? That was most probably made by my stainless steel straight edge sliding across the paper. Even when you’re very careful, some papers will do this. But not to worry – in virtually all cases, the marks disappear when rubbed with a damp cloth.

I understand that titanium tools won’t do this.

Hmmm. I wonder what avenue a paperhanger should take?,,,, Buy readily available tools and keep prices low? Or invest in upper-end equipment and have to pass the cost on to the customers?

I’ll bet that when homeowners are considering the price a professional charges for wallpaper installation, they have no clue the dollar value of tools and materials in the back of that truck!

The trellis pattern in Schumacher #5005143

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2 Responses to “Metal Marks on Wallpaper”

  1. Jamie Says:

    Hey Julie. Here is a link for the best type of straight edge. They are usually painted so they don’t mark the paper. Very light too. http://www.paintstoreonline.com/cgi-bin/webc.cgi/st_prod.html?p_prodid=87&p_catid=85

    Hope this helps…..Jamie

  2. thewallpaperlady Says:

    Thanks, Jamie! Readers, Jamie’s an Internet paperhanger buddy of mine – he works in NYC – the Hamptons area – and super at what he does!

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