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    Wallpaper removal and paint contractor

    Does anyone know of painter in Ames that also does wallpaper removal? I just bought a house in Ames and am looking at possibly contracting out some of the dirty work before we move in. The wife said she would call around to some painters she finds in the yellow pages. I thought the CF community might be a better resource.

    We usually do all the painting stuff ourselves, but decided we may go the contract route this time (if the price is right) since wallpaper removal will be involved.

    Thanks in advance.



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    Re: Wallpaper removal and paint contractor

    I am out to lunch but will send you an pm when I get back to the office.



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    Re: Wallpaper removal and paint contractor

    Quote Originally Posted by isu_oak View Post
    Does anyone know of painter in Ames that also does wallpaper removal? I just bought a house in Ames and am looking at possibly contracting out some of the dirty work before we move in. The wife said she would call around to some painters she finds in the yellow pages. I thought the CF community might be a better resource.

    We usually do all the painting stuff ourselves, but decided we may go the contract route this time (if the price is right) since wallpaper removal will be involved.

    Thanks in advance.
    Wallpaper removal is not that bad unless it is the foil stuff. I'd never done it before but did two bathrooms in my old house before we sold it. You just get a sponge and a bucket of water. Soak the sponge and wet the wallpaper. Let it soak in and maybe do another pass of wetting it. Get one of those really wide scrapers from the hardware store (like a big fat putty knife). When it is wet it will mostly peel right off. Just be carefull with the scraper not to gouge the plaster underneath. I did a pretty fair job myself and having never done it before I would not hesitate to do it again.


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    Re: Wallpaper removal and paint contractor

    I will just warn you that a high quality professional paint job is expensive. My husband's company does it (not in Ames area) and I can't believe how much they get for it. Which is why so many people choose to do it themselves.



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    Re: Wallpaper removal and paint contractor

    Quote Originally Posted by MeanDean View Post
    Wallpaper removal is not that bad unless it is the foil stuff. I'd never done it before but did two bathrooms in my old house before we sold it. You just get a sponge and a bucket of water. Soak the sponge and wet the wallpaper. Let it soak in and maybe do another pass of wetting it. Get one of those really wide scrapers from the hardware store (like a big fat putty knife). When it is wet it will mostly peel right off. Just be carefull with the scraper not to gouge the plaster underneath. I did a pretty fair job myself and having never done it before I would not hesitate to do it again.
    The previous owners have lived there for about 25 years, so I have no clue on the age/type of the wallpaper or the adhesive used. Another aspect is that a portion of the wallpapered area is in a stairwell with about 15ft to the ceiling. Even though I have one of those little giant ladders, I don't trust myself reaching up that high on an uneven support.

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum05 View Post
    I will just warn you that a high quality professional paint job is expensive. My husband's company does it (not in Ames area) and I can't believe how much they get for it. Which is why so many people choose to do it themselves.
    That's what I'm worried about as well. We left a little wiggle room with our purchase price for improvements, but we still want what we would consider a fair price. Maybe there is a Cyclone fanatic with the right tools for the job and wants to make a few extra bucks?



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    Re: Wallpaper removal and paint contractor

    Do not under any circumstances waste money on any of the wallpaper removal chemicals. Just soak the wall paper or even better rent a steamer from Lowes or Home Depot and just go over the wall once with the steamer, then peel the decorative part off that will expose the paper underneath. Go over it again with the steamer and pull that layer off.


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    Re: Wallpaper removal and paint contractor

    for wallpaper i make a solution of water and fabric softner, use a spray bottle to saturate the paper and comes off easy.


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    Re: Wallpaper removal and paint contractor

    Quote Originally Posted by isu_oak View Post
    Does anyone know of painter in Ames that also does wallpaper removal? I just bought a house in Ames and am looking at possibly contracting out some of the dirty work before we move in. The wife said she would call around to some painters she finds in the yellow pages. I thought the CF community might be a better resource.

    We usually do all the painting stuff ourselves, but decided we may go the contract route this time (if the price is right) since wallpaper removal will be involved.

    Thanks in advance.

    We have one company coming next week to give us a quote that my wife found. If anyone on CF knows of a quality contractor for wallpaper removal and painting, I'd like to get another quote.

    Thanks



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    Re: Wallpaper removal and paint contractor

    call Lori Brink at 515-975-2696 and she will be more than glad to give a free estimate.

    No worries, we are all ISU fans and encourage talking about U of I during painting.

    let me know if you have any questions please



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    Re: Wallpaper removal and paint contractor

    Quote Originally Posted by isu_oak View Post
    Maybe there is a Cyclone fanatic with the right tools for the job and wants to make a few extra bucks?
    For $25 and you buy the meal, I'll come over, we'll have some mexican food, then I'll hang out in your stairwell for 3 hours. My wife claims I can make wallpaper and paint peel after a good mexican meal. No guarantees.




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