How do I choose the right painting company?
When you have any work performed on your most valuable asset (your home), you want to make sure you have a professional working on it. Here are a couple of questions to ask: Are you licensed and insured and can I see proof? Do you offer a written guarantee on your work? Can you provide me with any references of past work you have done? Is there a detailed description of the work I would like done? When do you plan on starting and finishing?
Can I paint over wallpaper?
It is possible to paint over wallpaper but highly inadvisable. Once painted over it makes the wallpaper that much more difficult to remove when the paper begins to peel. Wallpaper is difficult to remove yourself, but with a trained painting professional, the job looks much easier. We use an industrial strength steamer to remove the paper, and after the paper is gone, skim coating and hole patching is often required. Of course sanding and priming prior to painting over the removal area is necessary too. This can all be done very efficiently, since our crews are accustomed to performing this type of work.