So your thinking about doing some wallpaper? Wallpaper is a great way to add pattern and texture to a room. Even just a little bit of wallpaper makes a big statement!
How do I go about choosing wallpaper for my room?
There are many wallpapers to choose from, damask patterns, geometric patterns, paintable wallpaper (also known as anaglypta)
CAM Painters has access to interior designers who will come to your location with samples to assist you in choosing your paper. If you prefer to go to a paint store to choose your paper we have a list of stores which have great staff who can assist in the selection process.
If you decide to select wallpaper yourself be sure to:
How much does the wallpaper cost?
This varies widely, we have worked with wallpaper that cost $30 per roll, up to $800 per roll, most being around the $100 per roll range.
How much does the installation cost?
It depends on the wallpaper chosen, some papers are more difficult to install than others. It also depends on the room, if there are many corners and/or odd angles that adds to the complexity of the installation, also, lighting fixtures, bathroom fixtures, etc. take extra time to work around, too.
Here are some typical installation prices, not including the material cost (as of Feb 2017):
- A typical accent wall in a bedroom could be as low as $450 plus tax
- A full bedroom could range from $600 to $1000 plus tax, depending on size
Be sure to contact us so we can give you an accurate assessment on your wallpaper installation.
Remember, with wallpaper you can transform your home with lasting beauty!
wallpaper in stairwell
Wallpaper is a great way to add colour, pattern and texture to a space. But how much wallpaper do you need to order? There are general rules of thumb as to how much coverage you will get from each roll, which I’ll go through here:
First rule is, just because the roll says its 56.4 square feet, don’t think that it will cover 56.4 square feet. With any wallpaper installation there is wasted material that must be accounted for, even with a random match.
Next rule of thumb is, most double rolls of wallpaper will provide 3 full strips on the wall, given a standard 8 ft ceiling. Therefore, if the wallpaper is 20.5” wide, a double roll will provide 61.5” of coverage on the wall.
Lets take an example, say you want to know how many rolls of wallpaper for an accent wall that is 10 ft wide by 8 ft high.
10 ft = 120”
120” divided by 61.5” (coverage per double roll) = 1.95
Therefore 2 double rolls would be needed for the wall
Here are some exceptions:
Some rolls of wallpaper are not 20.5” wide, 27” width is also common. Generally 27” wide wallpaper will still provide 3 strips on the wall, so your coverage would increase to 81” per roll.
Wallpaper with large patterns results in more waste, therefore the repeat of the pattern has to be taken into account when calculating number of rolls needed. Generally we can still get 3 full strips of material out of these rolls, but in rare cases we can’t
Conversely, some wallpaper with no repeat, or a very small repeat can yield 4 full strips of material, in which case less wallpaper is needed.
Windows and door frames should be accounted for as they have the potential to decrease the number of rolls that are needed for the project.
Feel free to contact us and we’ll crunch the numbers for you to ensure that you’re ordering the correct amount of wallpaper for your next wallpaper project.