Measuring for your wallpaper
If you want a wallpaper pattern or have a room with few doors & windows you can simply send us the length, width and height of your room & we can tell you how much wallpaper you will need. In the case of a mural we will produce enough to cover all walls, windows and doors & your installer will cut out the doors and windows, saving him time. This method allows for immediate delivery of stock.
If you want custom work done, we can adapt your design with a mixture of standard and custom sized panels to fit the room – working over and around doors and windows, even stairs. In order to provide custom design we require accurate elevations and floor plans, at which point we can calculate the total number and placement of panels necessary for your project. The additional charge associated with custom work will add to the “per square foot” cost and add to the turn around time, however, there is less waste and an opportunity to place elements to the best advantage for the room & it’s design.
If you do not have professional elevations, measuring for wallpaper is not as complicated as one might imagine. Simply put, you must chop the room up into boxes. Box measurements along with a hand drawn “map”, as shown below, and photos of each wall will be fine for estimating and ordering. Be sure to measure in several spots and use the largest measurements to allow for “out of plumb” walls. We will add 4 inches overlap to all doors and windows for an additional “safety net”.
Is additional protection needed? We can glaze or clear coat your paper, when applicable, prior to shipping. These coatings, available in Gloss, Satin or Matt finish, offer uv protection as well as some water protection. Please let us know if you want added protection. In bathroom applications, we suggest a coating after the paper is installed to seal the seams as well as the paper. Call us for appropriate coatings.
After providing us with the above information we will give you a quote. As soon as we have a 50% deposit and a signed proposal we will put your wallpaper into production. Custom order clients will receive a scale set of elevations of their room with a design layout and a sample for approval prior to printing. We will ship your finished paper within two weeks of receiving an elevation sign off, sample approval and full payment. Next day service is available for production and / or shipping.