|Wallpapering is not a "One Size Fits All"
situation. There are only about one million possible variables. Every
installation is unique. A visit to each job site is usually required
so WALLPAPERPRO can understand the logistics involved, know what wallcovering(s)
will be installed and view/handle a sample of the material, &
most importantly meet with each client to know their individual needs
before offering an estimate. The following is base pricing for existing
residential dwellings assuming your walls are clean, dry, smooth and
serviceable; and WALLPAPERPRO will be priming/sealing your walls and
installing pre-trimmed wallpaper(s). All wallcoverings are purchased
by the client. All defective wallcoverings are replaced by the client.
Base pricing is for normal areas with normal ceiling heights (8' -
9') without excessive obstacles, or architectural details which require
substantial and very intricate trimming or set up of scaffolding/rigging.
Base prices apply within the service coverage area detailed in the
||If the job site is outside this area, you may be
referred to another licensed wallcovering contractor. If the job site
is well outside the area portrayed in this map or across the nation,
Fun Facts About Labor Costs
In 2004 the US Department of Labor stated the Minimum Starting Wage
for the self employed business owner with experience was $75 per
hour. In today's money that is about $113.46 per hour.
|Estimate Fees (Residential) - Estimate
fees are usually waived provided WALLPAPERPRO is contracted to
provide the labor within 30 days of the estimate. Otherwise an estimate
fee of $10 per room/area will be paid by the person(s)/organization
requesting/receiving the estimate.
Estimate Fees (Commercial) - WALLPAPERPRO does not
pursue this type of work. Please call the store where you purchased
your wallpaper and ask for the name of another wallcovering contractor
licensed for commercial work.
||Approximately $800.oo per day, $125.oo per hour
or 50% of the retail price of the wallcovering, whichever is greater.
|Base pricing for installation does not reflect additional
labor costs that will be added for removal of old wallcoverings, installing
liner papers, wall repairs or anything that adds to the scope of the
|Estimates For Installation: At the
time of your estimate the following information is needed:
1) The MSRP of your wallcovering.
2) The length of pattern repeat.
3) The trimmed width of your wallcovering.
4) Is your wallcovering untrimmed?
5) Does your wallcovering require a liner paper?
6) The length of the bolt.
Without this information, you will be getting a "Best Guess Estimate".
This means calculations may be slightly or considerably off, including
calculations for the amount of wallcovering needed or the total labor
cost. If you select a different wallcovering after your estimate,
just call with the new information so the estimate can be recalculated.
*Wallcovering sample books sometimes have inaccurate information including
type of pattern match, length of pattern repeat, exact trimmed width,
length of bolt, square footage and occasionally the sample will be
upside down in the sample book. There are no industry standards specifying
what the dimensions a "roll" or "bolt" of wallcovering
must be. This is all beyond WALLPAPERPRO's control. We are not the
manufacturers and not responsible for the accuracy of the information
in sample books or how long/short manufacturers package their materials.
Therefore WALLPAPERPRO cannot be held responsible for any material
overages or underages.
|Estimates For Removal: Estimates
for wallcovering removal are for removal of old wallcovering(s) &
adhesive only. If the previous paperhanger installed your wallcoverings
correctly (removed all old wallcoverings & paste; primed with
a wallcovering primer/sealer; used an appropriate activator/strippable
adhesive), then there will be virtually no wall damage after removal.
WALLPAPERPRO uses the most up to date removal techniques and is not
responsible for any wall damage incurred during a removal. Additional
charges will be added for all wall repairs.
Removal estimates are based on training, education and experience.
There is absolutely no way to know in advance exactly how long or
difficult a removal will be. Testing one or several areas is not a
guarantee of how the rest of you room's wallpaper will strip. For
example: If half the wallpaper is falling off your walls this is not
necessarily an indication the other half will strip easily. If a removal
takes unusually longer than expected or considerably less time than
expected, then the estimate should be revised (provided the minimum
charge for labor is met). After all it is an "estimate".
After prepping for removal a wallpaper that cooperates should strip
at about one metric double roll per hour. This is based on a single
layer of wallpaper covering an area approximately 8' - 9' tall X 5'
wide. Remember that anyone you contract for removal of old wallpaper
should also remove the old adhesive & wash your walls. *There
are exceptions & sometimes its better to seal the adhesive with
GARDZ than risk damaging woodwork or wood flooring with additional
spraying of wallpaper remover.
Wallpapers that do not cooperate can take approximately 2.5 times
longer to remove. This does not mean they shouldn't be removed. Today,
virtually all wallcovering manufacturers instruct you to:
1) Remove all old wallcoverings before re-papering.
2) Prime the walls with a wallcovering primer/sealer (*You've
got to remove the backing and old adhesive first).
3) Install your new wallcovering.
* You must also install an appropriate liner paper prior to step 3
if instructed by the manufacturer.
If the last paperhanger did not prime your walls with a primer/sealer
suitable for use as a wallcovering under coater, "doctored"
his/her paste or used an inappropriate adhesive, then the removal
will not go as quickly (more labor intensive) and there is a high
probability there will be minor to major wall damage.
If you are not re-papering and contracting for a removal only, WALLPAPERPRO
will remove the old wallpaper, backing & adhesive (*some adhesive
residue may remain on/in porous surfaces even after scrubbing &
washing). There is no crystal ball we can look into to see exactly
how long a removal will take, if there will be any wall damage or
how much damage. A separate estimate for wall repairs can only be
given after your wallcovering removal.
Your walls will not be "Ready for Paint" after a wallcovering
removal. They will be ready for your painter to "Prep for Paint".
This usually means your painter must do some sandpaper work, spackle
damaged areas/holes in walls, caulk woodwork, sand spackled/repaired
areas, and prime all walls/surfaces prior to painting.
How Much Does Labor Cost For One Wall?
(Approximately 12' wide X 8' tall & not an exorbitantly expensive
The one wall is smooth (and the stars are aligned properly)
A Half Day Job:
8:30 am: Arrive, Unload equipment (Pasting table/Pasting machine/Roman
880 Premium Wallpaper Adhesive/Hand tools), Lay drop cloths, Mask
9:00 am: Prime wall with wallpaper primer (provides a surface
the wallpaper will adhere to better today + 7 years from now when
you redecorate I can remove the wallpaper without wall damage).
10:00 am: Install
11:30 am: Clean up, Load out equipment.
11:45 am: Client writes me a check for $400.oo, I write a receipt
The one wall is textured (and the stars are aligned properly)
Hire a Skim Coat Specialist to smooth out the textured wall
prior to WALLPAPERPRO being scheduled to install your new wallpaper.
Nino Ayala of NCG Construction, LLC Lic #20212 Cell 971.269.7177
is Highly recommended. He knows to prime the wall with GARDZ prior
to skim coating to ensure the skim coat will NOT delaminate from
the wall after your new wallpaper is installed.
Smoothing a textured
wall requires a minimum of two skim coats plus coming back the following
morning to sand.
WALLPAPERPRO will perform labor as described in Scenario One above.
*If the stars are not aligned, your installation will take longer
than the time tables above.
|"ORS 701.055 Valid license for work
required; ...(1) A person shall not undertake, offer to undertake
or submit a bid to do work as a contractor unless that person has
a current, valid license issued by the Construction Contractors Board."
If you encounter any unlicensed person(s) bidding on paperhanging
or other construction trades in Oregon, please report this unlawful
activity to the Oregon Construction Contractors Board at 503-378-4621.
Pricing effective 01Jan23.
All pricing subject to change.
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