Kensington Wallpaper Hanging

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Kensington Wallpaper Hanging

Our Colour Consultant and the customer finally came to a bold choice of wallpaper for a bathroom. It did take a little discussion here and there to agree! Nobody can say it’s an understated, or a vanilla choice.

The Wallpaper Installation

Whilst just a small room, it was full of difficult tasks. The bulkhead, power sockets, handrails, door furniture and even hanging wallpaper on a door.

We had to undercoat everything with Taubmans 3 in 1. This produces a sealed, chemically even surface, so we can hang wallpaper on it.

The wallpaper itself was over 1 metre in width and had to be pasted in a different room, so even walking through the doorway proved difficult.

The first drop, behind the doorway, was easy, but the other six drops proved to be anything but easy.

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Wallpaper and Materials Used:

  • Wild Thing – Flavor Paper

“Say goodbye to long, bumpy plane rides and instead bring the tropical vacation straight to your home with Wild Thing. Our latest collaboration with Ghislane Viñas.”

https://www.flavorpaper.com/wallpaper/murals/wild-thing

  • Romans Pro-880 Ultra Clear Strippable Wallcovering Adhesive

Wallpaper Hanging Cheat Number One:

Romans Adhesive, whilst expensive, is strippable. Why would this be so good, you ask? In a few years, chances are you want to remove the wallpaper. Strippable means: You gently peel the two bottom corners, and then gently peel the entire hang upwards. Simple as that. No mess, no fuss.

Warm Up for Summer. Colour Consultants Melbourne

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The days are getting longer…

…and before you know it Spring will be with us. Then you’ll be settling down for lunch with friends in your beautiful freshly painted home. Did you use a colour Consultant?
The most difficult task in painting your home. Isn’t the painting, we’ll do that. But you choosing the colours. Here’s a little help…two words Colour Consultants.

Well have our own Sterling Colour Consultant, she’s very good. Yes, picking colours isn’t as easy as you might like to think!

Paint Colour Consultant Inspiration:

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Dulux Colour Movement

“We are in motion, movement is all around us – a blur of colour, a subtle shift of light, a merge of shadows. Movement is social change, the rise of a nation, the protest of people, the progress of the digital age. The Dulux Colour Forecast – Colour Movement, explores how colour is moving around us, shifting and changing along with our world and all that is in it.”

Dulux as always provides lots of seasonal ideas, and gadgets to help. ‘MyColour Visualiser’ as great tool, just upload your picture and literally colour it in.

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Stealing Painting Ideas:

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Pinterest is great for ideas, search for ‘Weatherboards’, ‘interiors’. Or if you’re after a particular look, search for that. And yes Sterling Painters have been pinned a few times.

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If you see a house in your suburb that you like, yes we can ask for the colour scheme for you. As the quote says “Imitation is the sincerest [form] of flattery”. It’s okay to ask your friends too!

Help! If all else fails then there’s always help available…

Need some other professional advice on colour?

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Porter’s Paints Colour Consultancy

Porter’s Paints pride themselves on the specialist advice their staff offer customers every day in their showrooms on colour and product selection. They can also offer this advice to you in your own home through Porter’s Paints on-site consultation service.

Their team is made up of fully qualified colourists who have extensive experience in developing interior and exterior colour schemes and have an in-depth knowledge of Porter’ Paints colours and products.

Wallpaper Retailer Showroom – Clifton Hill

Wallpaper

Wallpaper Hanging and Wallpaper Hangers

A good way to sell wallpaper is to hang wallpaper in your showroom, sounds obvious, and this is one of my favourite wallpapers. It really shows what is out there and how wallpaper has developed over the past few years. As interior painters, this is something we have a lot of experience of.

Yes wallpaper is classic, and it is retro, but it’s also modern and is at the forefront of design. Everything from the classic flock, through to murials, and specially printed designs of images you’ve provided. You could even have your favourite image of your cat made into wallpaper, if that’s what you want.

Graphical prints are getting more and more popular, reinventing classic designs, as here , and turning pop culture and graffiti into something that comes in rolls. Wallpaper hanging is proving to be very cool at the moment.

Wallpaper Installation

And still, wallpaper hanging has it’s own set of problems. And it won’t disguise a badly plastered wall either! Some cheaper wallpapers are waffer thin and have no backing. Expensive ones are individually hand printed. And patterns and colours don’t match even within the same roll. Because of these problems, amongst others, I find wallpaper hanging can be very difficult. And as so, I wouldn’t recommend a novice attempting it.

Wallpaper Installed:

  • Eijffinger – Stripes.
  • Clarke & Clarke – Empress Rose.

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