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November 7, 2012

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How wallcovering can give your facility a holiday facelift

During the holiday season, the traffic coming through your retail store or commercial facility increases substantially. Of course, you want to make the best possible impression on your customers and ensure that your facility has plenty of aesthetic appeal.

New wallpaper or wallcovering is often a good choice to improve the appearance of your mall, retail store, restaurant, hotel, or other commercial facilities for the holidays. In addition to providing a great new look, wallcovering can be applied in a relatively short period of time, without disrupting your business flow.

What types of wallcovering are available?

Commercial wallpaper and wallcovering comes in a wide variety of colors, patterns, styles, textures, and material composition. The most common type of wallpaper used in commercial applications is vinyl, which is available in solid colors and printed patterns. Vinyl wallpaper is sturdy, durable, and easy to clean, making it a wise choice for high-traffic customer areas.

Foil wallcovering is typically used in high-end retail stores and other upscale facilities to create a stunning visual impact. This delicate wallcovering often has a textured appearance that allows it to harmonize with lighting, creating eye-catching and festive displays.

Some types of wallcoverings combine form and function. One example is acoustical wallpaper or wallcovering, which provides sound absorption along with a clean, professional look.

How commercial painting contractors install wallcoverings

When it comes to hanging wallcoverings and wallpaper, there are several things your contractor should be knowledgeable about. The first is surface preparation, which is an essential step in the process. Existing coverings must be removed, and imperfections in the wall surface addressed, before applying new wallpaper. Otherwise, the covering won’t adhere properly, which leads to peeling and cracking.

Careful alignment is another consideration. Because wallpaper and wallcoverings come in rolled sheets, sloppy or improper alignment can result in a poor aesthetic, which often becomes progressively worse as the alignment slips further. Some wallcoverings are delicate and artistic, requiring even more care.

A good painting contractor will have the product knowledge to choose the best type of wallcovering for your commercial facility, and plenty of hands-on experience to ensure that the finished project makes your facility shine for the holidays—and many years to come.

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