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Top 10 wallpaper removers near you

Homeowners agree: these wallpaper removers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
JOSEPH REMODELING & FAMILY GENERAL CONTRACTOR

JOSEPH REMODELING & FAMILY GENERAL CONTRACTOR

5.0(4)
5 hires on HomeGuide
20+ years in business
Aaron Robert G. says, "Always punctual and excellent work" Read more
Atlas Design Center VA

Atlas Design Center VA

5.0(2)
Offers online services
15+ years in business
Negy S. says, "Great customer service. Experienced people." Read more
MoTECHS, LLC

MoTECHS, LLC

5.0Exceptional(7)
Offers online services
20+ years in business
Nina W. says, "Family oriented environment. " Read more
Leo’s Best Services

Leo’s Best Services

5.0(2)
2 hires on HomeGuide
11+ years in business
Marie M. says, "Very responsive, very efficient, easy to work with and of course the paint looks great! " Read more
Flores & Sons Corp

Flores & Sons Corp

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
23+ years in business
We are a family run, veteran owned small business. We are punctual and offer competitive prices in an array services.
Victor Painting

Victor Painting

New on HomeGuide
21+ years in business
Victor Painting, a professional painting and home improvement company, was founded in 2003 and serves Herndon, VA along with the surrounding areas. They pride themselves on customer satisfaction, delivering a wide range of services from interior and exterior painting to carpentry and roofing repairs. Renowned for their integrity, fairness, and honesty, they approach every project as if it were their own home, ensuring top quality service at affordable prices. Emergency services are also offered for your convenience.
MasterWorks Painting And Remodeling

MasterWorks Painting And Remodeling

New on HomeGuide
18+ years in business
Founded in 2004, MasterWorks Painting and Remodeling, based in Chantilly, VA, is a family-owned and operated business that offers a comprehensive range of services for interior and exterior home improvement. Their specialties include kitchen and bathroom remodeling, basement finishing, window replacement, and siding installation. They also provide roofing services, concrete work, and wood rot repair, with a focus on quality and customer satisfaction. MasterWorks Painting and Remodeling is known for its professional approach, delivering on promises with a well-defined scope of work and a dedication to going the extra mile for their clients.
Álvarez Painting Services

Álvarez Painting Services

New on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
I’m a hard working guy, i’ve been doing painting for over 20 years, super kind and honest, anything you want done will be done in the time period you need it done, what i love about my work is the people i work for and their cool ideas for their homes meeting new people and connecting with some. I do Interior and Exterior painting, dry wall, popcorn ceiling removal and anything else you need!
All American Painting Plus, Inc.

All American Painting Plus, Inc.

New on HomeGuide
22+ years in business
Founded in 2000 and based in Reston, Virginia, All American Painting Plus has been serving Northern Virginia with professional painting and contracting services. As an owner-operated, full-service company, they offer both interior and exterior painting, wallpaper removal, drywall repairs, and power washing among other services. They hold a reputation for honesty, integrity, and quality craftsmanship, ensuring every project is backed with a two-year written warranty. Named the Best Painter in Northern Virginia Magazine's Best of Northern Virginia 2020, All American Painting Plus remains committed to helping residential clients enhance, protect
GT PRO-PAINTING AND DESIGN

GT PRO-PAINTING AND DESIGN

5.0(2)
2 hires on HomeGuide
17+ years in business
STEVE says, "HIGTH QUALITY" Read more

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?

Reviews for Ashburn wallpaper removers

Recent success stories from people in the Ashburn area.
Cat G.
Jose did an amazing job installing our frameless glass shower door. I had another contractor tell me it would be too difficult and I should return it, but Jose managed it in an afternoon and it looks perfect! He is very professional and punctual too.
JOSEPH REMODELING & FAMILY GENERAL CONTRACTOR
Shala
Danny is very knowledgeable about what he does. He is very meticulous and delivers on time. He was very patient with us as we changed plans couple times. Overall I am very satisfied with his service and professionalism.
Atlas Design Center VA
Ebai P.
Very reliable, Quality of work is great; Provides competitive pricing... MoTechs knows the inside out of Commercial Real Estate. Will recommend them to anyone who needs help.
MoTECHS, LLC
Blanca C.
Leo's best services are great. They painted my new house quickly and affordable
Leo’s Best Services
Aura L.
I recommend the best hardwood flooring installer, I was very happy for the great change that was made in my sweet home
GT PRO-PAINTING AND DESIGN
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