Posts Tagged ‘prepasted’

Leaving “Cute” and Heading for “Sophisticated”

August 24, 2017

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The tiny red and blue floral wallpaper pattern looked great in this Tanglewood powder room for a decade or more.  But when the homeowners wanted to freshen up the look of the house, the interior designers moved toward a more sophisticated look, and they chose this muted stripe pattern.

It’s more subdued, and it really goes nicely with the blue paint below the chair rail.

The interior designers for this job are Neal LeBouef and Anthony Stransky of L Design Group, a Houston-based company.

The wallpaper is a pre-pasted product by Sure Strip, and is in the Waverly line.  It goes up easily, and is designed to strip off easily later, when it’s time to redecorate.  I love this particular product.

 

Stripping Wallpaper – Easy Peasy !

June 24, 2016
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Hello everyone!

The wallpaper to be removed (the dark stripe) is a solid vinyl, prepasted material that was hung over newly smoothed walls. This kind of wallpaper usually strips off easily, and double so if the smoothing compound was not sealed or primed. Today went quickly.

On the right you see the original vinyl wallpaper. In the middle is the paper backing that is left on the wall after the vinyl layer has been pulled off.

And on the left you see where I have used a sponge to soak this backing with warm water. It doesn’t take long for the paste to reactivate and to release from the wall.

The last photo is of the wall clean of old paper, newly primed, and ready for the new wallpaper.

Sweet Song of Birds for a Baby’s Nursery

July 3, 2015
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The baby is coming home soon, and the nursery is just about ready. The three other walls have been painted a cheery peach color. But there’s still something missing … Oh, yes – WALLPAPER! Just look at how much personality and joy this pretty pattern adds to the room. Papering just one wall is economical, and won’t overwhelm the room with pattern.

This is a white-on-shimmery silver design, called “Birdsong” (#ER8134), and is by Waverly, which is made by York. Waverly was a big name in home décor 15 years ago, but has kind of fallen off the map. They were bought by York, as I understand, and are having a comeback. In fact, two of my paperhanger Facebook friends have hung this brand this same week. The white ink has a slight texture to it (raised ink), and the paper is prepasted. You don’t see much in prepasted goods these days, but I love the stuff – so much cleaner and faster to hang.

I have two more rooms to paper in this home in Timber Grove, near the Houston Heights.