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Meeting your wallpaper installer: How to be prepared

Preparing for the arrival of a wallpaper installer is crucial to ensure a smooth and efficient installation process. In this article ‘Meeting your wallpaper installer: How to be prepared’ we look at the key aspects to consider to make the process as seamless as possible. 

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Providing a parking space

One of the first things to consider is parking. Ensure that there is a convenient parking spot for your installer. Wallpaper installers typically have a lot of heavy tools and materials that are cumbersome to carry long distances. Providing a nearby parking spot will help them transport their equipment more easily and start the job promptly.


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Preparing the room

For accent walls

If you are installing wallpaper on just one wall (an accent wall), clear the area along that wall. Move all furniture and items at least 6-8 feet away from the wall. This distance allows the installer to move freely, set up a ladder, and work efficiently.


Traditional wallpaper

For entire rooms

If the wallpaper is being installed in the entire room, remove all furniture and personal items. The room should be completely empty to facilitate the installation process.


In both scenarios, keep in mind that the installer will need space to prepare the wallpaper strips. They may set up a worktable or use the floor, so having a clear, open area is essential.


Managing drafts

Wallpaper is sensitive to drafts. Ensure that all doors and windows in the installation area are closed to prevent any air currents that could interfere with the wallpaper adhesive’s setting process.


Peel and Stick wallpaper. Wallpaper installation

Timing with other contractors

Wallpaper installation is typically one of the final stages of a room’s decoration. Make sure that no other contractors, such as painters or carpenters, are scheduled to work in the room simultaneously. This will avoid any potential disruptions and ensure the best conditions for wallpaper application.


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Electrical fixtures

It’s important to address any electrical fixtures on the walls where wallpaper will be installed:


Remove wall sconces, chandeliers, outlet covers, and switch plates. While installers can often do this themselves, it’s usually best for a qualified electrician to handle electrical fixtures to ensure safety and proper removal.
Non woven wallpaper. Bathroom.

Wall preparation

Proper wall preparation is crucial for a successful wallpaper installation:


  • If your walls are not being prepared by the installers themselves (like those from EnjoyTheWall), ensure that they are primed and ready beforehand.
  • After applying primer, wait at least an hour before installation.
  • If the walls have been painted, allow at least two weeks for the paint to cure before applying wallpaper. Freshly painted walls that haven’t been primed properly can cause issues, such as the wallpaper adhesive dissolving the paint, leading to peeling or bubbling.
Example of a prepared surface for wallpaper installation

Access to water

Installers will need access to water for cleaning tools and washing cloths multiple times throughout the installation. Ensure there is a nearby water source that they can use freely.

Non woven wallpaper

Material and manufacturer

A good sign is what materials the company is working with. Our company works with various manufacturers and suppliers, among them York,  Farrow&ball,  Brewster,  ThibautWallquest. After many years of experience, we can confidently say: that materials and experience are the two main keys to high-quality workmanship!

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By following these steps, you will create an optimal environment for your wallpaper installer, leading to a smoother and more efficient installation process. If there are any additional considerations specific to your project, discuss them with your installer ahead of time to ensure everything is in place for their arrival.