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Flat Pack Ninja
Wallpaper removal in London, NW5 1XE
Jono Rae Maintenance And Renovations Ltd
Wallpaper removal in Worcester Park, KT4 8JX
M Bryant
Wallpaper removal in Basildon, SS16 5BG
Twenty Fifteen Property Maintenance Ltd
Wallpaper removal in Bracknell, RG42 1SF
United Facilities
Wallpaper removal in London, EC1V 2NX
Savas Construction Ltd
Wallpaper removal in London, SW15 3PN
A MM (FM) SERVICES LIMITED
Wallpaper removal in Enfield, EN2 9DG
Adrian Ander Maintenance
Wallpaper removal in London, E12 5LY
Memos Plumbing & General Services
Wallpaper removal in Watford, WD25 9LQ
Painter Success
Wallpaper removal in London, E7 0AA
Gold hammer
Wallpaper removal in London, E12 5LY
DRAIN CLEAR SERVICES LIMITED
Wallpaper removal in Middlesex, HA8 9BZ

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Hiring a tradesman to remove wallpaper

Removing wallpaper is a long and tedious job. It is much more than just ripping down paper; you will need to remove the paper, backing and paste without damaging the wall, and then sand it smooth to make it suitable for new decorations.

When faced with a job like this, the sure way of achieving a satisfying end result is to find a high quality professional, and finding one in your area is much easier through Plentific. The Plentific website can quickly generate a bespoke list of tradesmen in your local area that offer the skills you need, and ach will have a profile displaying their qualifications, past projects and customer reviews. From the Plentific Dashboard you can message and manage your tradesmen easily, and you can make your final hire quickly and securely through the Plentific Wallet. Best of all, each and every job booked via Plentific will be covered by the Plentific Guarantee. Whatever your job may be, Plentific can help you find your ideal hire.

What do I need to know about wallpaper removal?

Removing wallpaper is more complicated than it looks, and if you don’t know what you are doing you could seriously damage your walls. It is also a long job, usually taking at least a day and a half as a DIY job. For a swiftly and professionally completed job, it is best to hire a professional painter/ decorator or handyman for the work. They will also have the necessary chemical strippers and tools on hand for the job, or even a steamer.

Prep work is important when it comes to wallpaper removal. You can save money on your quote by doing this yourself. Remove furniture from the room and cover up the floor and any woodwork, as lots of glue and water will be flying. You will also need to remove any vents, as well as any outlet or switch covers. The actual process will involve removing the wallpaper, followed by the backing and then the paste beneath. The wall will then need to be sanded down to make it smooth enough for new decorations. While this may not sound like much, it is an extremely messy and tedious job, and any mistakes could really show through your new decorations.

It is important to check the backgrounds of your potential hires, and to get quotes from multiple sources to compare. Usually a painter/ decorator or handyman will have learned on the job or will have passed an apprenticeship qualification. Ask about this, and whether they have customer feedback that they can show to you. Feedback is important when hiring tradesmen, and if a candidate is reluctant to show you any then they are one to avoid. A good sign of quality is if they belong to a national tradesmans’ association, such as the Painting and Decorating Association (PDA); these groups have high entry standards for quality and professionally that members have to constantly meet. You should always make sure that your hire has active public liability insurance and a guarantee for their work.

On average, you could expect to pay around £350 for two tradesmen to remove your wallpaper and repaint the room. Although a handyman can usually do the job, an established painter/ decorator may have the equipment to do it much quicker, such as a steamer. Collect several quotes and always ask for a price breakdown: you will likely be able to save money by prepping the room and removing any waste yourself.