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Top 10 wallpaper removers in Irvine, CA

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J.A.WALLCOVERING

J.A.WALLCOVERING

New on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves Irvine, CA
J.A.WALLCOVERING, founded in 2019, is a professional wallcovering & painting i service provider based in Riverside, California, extending its services to the surrounding areas and Los Angeles County, Orange County and San Diego County With over 15 years of experience, We specialize commercial, residential painting and hanging all types of luxury wallpapers and wallcoverings, including murals, textiles, fabrics, silks, grasscloth, and commercial vinyl. Whether it's a residential or commercial project, J.A.WALLCOVERING ensures an inspiring and invigorating transformation of your space.
Servin Painting Corp.

Servin Painting Corp.

New on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Irvine, CA
The family Business has been created for a few years now but our experience is much longer. We are big on customer service, we emphasize from the biggest to the littlest details in our work. We are a diligent & responsible & do our very best to make sure our customers are satisfied.
Sandiz Fences

Sandiz Fences

New on HomeGuide
2 hires on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves Irvine, CA
Hello my name is Antonio, I've been working building vinyl and wood fences for a few years. I offer reasonable prices and knowledge for what is best and will be lasting longer for your needs on your property.
T&M Painting And Decorating

T&M Painting And Decorating

New on HomeGuide
Serves Irvine, CA
T&M Painting Drywall and Wallpaper Removal 38 yrs serving Southern California clean cut Army vet References Available On Demand.
Abodwell Interior Design

Abodwell Interior Design

5.0(1)
Offers online services
24+ years in business
Serves Irvine, CA
Lisa G. says, "Brittney was very easy to work with. She really listened to me with what I wanted and did an amazing job! She is extremely creative and talented at design. Wow! I highly recommend her to everyone." Read more
Stimac Consulting

Stimac Consulting

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
25+ years in business
Serves Irvine, CA
Even after twenty-five years of experience in the interior design industry, the youthful joy I felt at the onset of my career has never wavered. The reason: I create the spaces of their dreams by designing environments that are alive and authentic, thus deepening their quality of life. The most rewarding and enjoyable part of my job is having found the best outlet for channeling my skill, knowledge, and expertise to create spaces they consider true and welcoming homes.
Handyman Marty

Handyman Marty

New on HomeGuide
39+ years in business
Serves Irvine, CA
Quality of work Everything, I enjoy the people I meet and the satisfaction I see on their face when I give the the quality of work they expect to see and more
TAHADA Construction

TAHADA Construction

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
15+ years in business
Serves Irvine, CA
The history of TAHADA Construction is easy to define in one word: Commitment. Commitment to design, innovation. Commitment to our customers. WE PROVIDE THE INDUSTRY FIRST TRANSFERABLE WRITTEN 3 YEARS LIMITED WORKMANSHIP WARRANTY FOR THE FLIPPING REMODELING because we take pride in our work. We also have a commitment to our industry. TAHADA Construction has always been a full-service industry leader focused solely on the needs of our clients. This has been our history and is our future... one word: COMMITMENT. The fact that we are in this business to help people fill their needs. We also enjoy immensely when the transformation of the house ...
Mele Handy Services

Mele Handy Services

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
20+ years in business
Serves Irvine, CA
I like that my clients finish satisfied in every moment I have experience in exterior and interior painting electric plumbing furniture Assembly drywall repair tv mounting property management and moving and more
Style Refinishing Services

Style Refinishing Services

New on HomeGuide
34+ years in business
Serves Irvine, CA
Style Refinishing Services, founded in 1992, is based in Irvine, California, and services its surrounding areas. Known as Orange County's premier painting company, they provide top-tier services such as custom staining, painting, and complete refinishing for house cabinets, furniture, doors, and more. With 31 years of experience, they have mastered the most demanding techniques, ensuring all clients are completely satisfied with their long-lasting results.

Your Wallpaper Removal questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much does wallpaper removal cost near me?

Wallpaper removal costs $0.80 to $3.00 per square foot with dry stripping and steaming methods. Soaking in solvents and scraping costs $3 to $8 per square foot for more difficult jobs with multiple layers of antique wallpaper. Discounts are available on projects including wallpaper removal as part of interior repainting.

After removing wallpaper, you typically also need to pay for:

Why do I need wallpaper removal?

You'll need to get wallpaper removal during times like these:

  • You're selling a home that has very outdated wallpaper.
  • The existing wallpaper is peeling off and has fading colors.
  • You want to redecorate and personalize your new home to suit your lifestyle.
  • Contractors must repair water damage and/or mold in the walls.
  • You've planned a renovation to upgrade the home with wall modifications.

While it's tempting to put new wallpaper over the old, existing wallpaper, that type of installation won't last as long. Plus, removing it is much more difficult later when you need to make big home repairs or paint the walls.

How hard is it to remove wallpaper?

While many people do remove wallpaper themselves because it's not hard, the process is time consuming and can lead to accidental wall damages. The easiest wallpaper removals are on a wall with a fully primed and sealed surface underneath because it peels off easily with a putty knife.

However, asbestos-filled wallpaper in a home more than 20 years old with layers of lead paint on the walls will require a professional team to remove safely.

How long does it take to remove wallpaper?

The length of time it takes for wallpaper removal depends on the method:

  • Dry stripping with a putty blade takes 2 to 3 hours for each room.
  • Using an electric steaming machine takes 6 to 8 hours per room.
  • Soaking the wallpaper in chemical solvents and scraping can take 2 to 3 days per room if there are multiple layers of wallpaper.

What is the best way to remove wallpaper?

The best way to remove wallpaper is by using the fastest method that won't damage the walls. Test one smaller area first to see which type of wallpaper method will work best for you.

Here are the pros and cons of each wallpaper removal method:

  • Dry stripping with a putty knife is quick, easy, and leaves less of a mess to clean up. However, this approach isn't always strong enough to remove older wallpaper efficiently, especially if the wallpaper keeps ripping apart.
  • Applying a wallpaper steaming machine loosens up the glue enough to peel off the wallpaper easily most of the time. Still, this approach won't always dissolve adhesive on multiple layers of wallpaper.
  • Using a chemical solvent to dissolve the adhesive and then scrape off the wallpaper works well on the most difficult jobs. However, extra equipment and precautions are necessary with asbestos wallpaper and any lead paint it.

Can you paint over wallpaper?

You can paint over wallpaper, but most of the time, you'll get more durable results by painting the wall directly. Painting wallpaper has negative consequences like causing the paper to peel off or reacting with the paint to disrupt the finish.

Nevertheless, some people choose to paint over wallpaper if they don't mind a temporary redecoration, the wallpaper lays completely flat, and all paper edges have caulk over them to keep them down.

Hiring a wallpaper removal service

Before hiring a wallpaper remover near you, be sure to:

  • Compare 3+ estimates from licensed, insured, and bonded contractors.
  • Hire a wallpaper removal service that has been in business at least 5 years.
  • Check out their reviews on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Collect a detailed contract and warranty before the work begins.
  • Don't pay in full until the job is complete.
  • Avoid hiring the lowest bidder who may have lower-quality standards.

What are the best questions to ask before hiring a contractor?

Gauge the experience of contractors by first asking them:

  • Can I see testimonials from previous clients and old project photos?
  • How long have you been doing professional wallpaper removals?
  • Which methods do you use, and what's your process to remove wallpaper?
  • Can you avoid strong chemicals if I'm allergic to them?
  • What happens if you find mold or asbestos?
  • How many people will work with you on this job?
  • What's the price of removing wallpaper as part of a repainting project?
  • How long will this project take?
  • What's your payment schedule?
  • How much extra do site preparation and cleanup cost?
  • What can you do to protect the rest of my home from dust and accidents?
  • How much is wall repair work if the wallpaper removal leaves damages?
  • Are all fees listed in this wallpaper removal estimate?

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