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Pros and Cons of Hiring a Wallpaper Installer

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Mika, Staff Writer

Friday, 25th June 2021

To DIY or not DIY; that is the question.

When it comes to redecorating your home, it’s not always easy to decide between the jobs you should do yourself and the ones that need to be left to the professionals.

On the surface, wallpapering seems like a pretty easy job, right? Paste on some glue, stick it up and voila, a perfectly beautiful wall appears in front of you.

Not so quick.

Wallpapering is quite a skilful job that requires a lot of time, and patience, to get right. 

Let’s take a look at the good and bad of hiring a wallpaper installer, so you can decide whether to do it yourself or leave it to the pros.

Why should you hire a wallpaper installer?

They’ve got all of the tools for the job

When you hire a wallpaper installer, you’re not just paying for their skills, but for their tools too. Having the right tools for the job is a foolproof way to ensure that the job is done both correctly and to the highest standard possible. If you were to do this yourself, you’d have to fork out for all of the tools first, which is likely to be a good chunk of what you’d pay a professional to do the job in the first place. 

They’ve done this before 

One of the greatest advantages to hiring a professional wallpaper installer is the fact you are buying into their experience! Many of these expert wallpaper installers will have done numerous wallpaper jobs, time after time, making them much better than you at wallpapering (no offence!). 

The experience they will have gained from many past jobs will pass on to your project, ensuring any problem they come across can be solved with ease.

They save you your time and effort

Wallpapering the whole interior of a home is a very time-consuming task, something that may leave you with no time for work, family or just taking a little ‘me time. By hiring a painter and decorator to wallpaper your home, you can just sit back and watch the room transform into the space you’ve been dreaming of. 

They’re less likely to damage your home

Installing wallpaper isn’t the most destructive of DIY tasks, but it’s all too easy to ruin that expensive paint job or new Mohawk carpet with just one mistake. Hiring an expert to carry out the work will ensure no damage to your home and will limit the overall cost of the job too!

Why should you do it yourself?

You might not want strangers in your home

Not everyone is comfortable with strangers in their home, especially if you can’t be at home while they’re there. Installing your wallpaper yourself means you can enjoy the peace and quiet of your own home and get started right away.

Wallpaper installers can be expensive

Paying a professional will always come with a price, whereas doing it yourself means you can budget the project a little better. Of course, it doesn’t always work out cheaper to do it yourself, so don’t forget to shop around for the best deal in your local area using Bark.     

To sum up

As is the case with any job, there are always positives and negatives to hiring a professional to come in and do the world for you. If you’re looking for a professional finish that requires minimal effort from yours truly we’d always recommend finding an experienced wallpaper installed in your area. 

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