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How to Find the Best Wallpaper Hangers in Marin County CA


Wallpaper is an option to cover and decorate the walls of offices, homes, commercial buildings and can offer advantages over paint. Some wallpaper hangers in Marin County also install textile wallpaper, and other wallcovering materials.

The following research by The Prime Buyer's Report lists the best wallcovering contractors in Marin County CA and issues related to hiring them.

 

 

Updated November 4, 2016

 The TOP 10 Wallpaper Hangers in Marin County CA

David Allen Hangwalls Pro
(415) 408-3420
120 Stonetree Lane
Novato, CA 94945

Areas Served: San Rafael CA, Novato CA, Larkspur CA, Mill Valley CA, Kentfield CA, Ross CA

Cuthbertson Paperhanging
(415) 457-2635
2 Yolanda Drive
San Anselmo, CA 94960

Areas Served: Larkspur CA, San Rafael CA, Mill Valley CA, Tiburon CA, Novato CA, Kentfield CA

How to Find the Best Wallpaper Hangers in Marin County CA 


Wallcovering contractors and wallpaper hangers in Marin County are required to be licensed by the state for your protection, such as the D29 license specifically for paperhanging and other decorative wall coverings including paper and vinyl, cork, burlap and carpet-type wall coverings.   If the wallpaper installer has employees, they are legally required to have workers' compensation insurance to protect you the customer from being sued if an injury occurs during work performed at your property. 

Wallpaper hangers are not required by law to have general liability insurance; however, all wallpaper hangers bearing The Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 designation have general liability insurance coverage to reimburse you in the event of any damages, in addition to passing all other requirements for certification as Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 such as our research phone calls to their previous customers, hiring only documented workers, verified license and workers' comp insurance, clean complaint record, and more.

 

Why New Wallpaper?
Wallpaper and other decorative wall coverings offer certain patterns, prints, and textures that can make a room cozy, or seem bigger than it really is. New wallpaper can also be a more expressive reflection of your personality, cover flaws in the wall that paint wouldn't, protect the wall from surface marks, and add richness or sense of interest to a room that otherwise has no built-in architectural features.

Some wall papers are designed to create a certain look, like with vintage wallpapers.  Others achieve a desired function such as acoustical wall carpets to reduce sound. 

 

Why Hire a Wallpaper Hanger?

Wallpapering properly is not as easy as some might think, and can be very frustrating to attempt on your own and with lackluster results. Wallpaper hangers in Marin County are experienced, licensed contractors that complete the job faster and with a better looking finished product.   And because they've seen and done so many wallpaper projects already, they can provide you with options in materials, textures and patterns that you didn't know existed, as well as tell you the latest trends in the installation of new wallpaper in Marin County that they've been called on to do most recently. These wallpaper hangers are also your guide in how long each kind of wallpaper product will last, what kind of cleaning each kind can withstand or might need, and the best kind of new wallpaper for your exact situation such as for an active family with kids versus immediate sale of a home, etc.

The Best Wallpaper Hangers Do Proper Preparation
For the best wallpaper installations, the surface to be wallpapered must be prepared for the wallpaper to adhere well and evenly. Proper preparation includes fixing defects in the drywall and complete removal of loose material or previous adhesives.   For better results with thin wallpapers, the wall can first be papered with lining paper.

How Much Does New Wallpaper Cost?
The cost of new wallpaper varies widely depending on the type being used. A written quote from a wallpaper hanger should include: 1) The total number of hours of prep work that will be done and what it will include 2) The exact type, brand, and amount of wallpaper or wallcovering being proposed.   This is key because cheap wallpaper hangers in Marin County often only seem cheaper because they're quoting a less expensive material that won't perform well or are skimping on the labor to prep the wall properly before wallpapering.

Types of Wallpaper Materials

Vinyl Coated Wallpaper - Vinyl coated paper is the most common and lowest priced. It's wallpaper with a coating of vinyl to make it easier to clean, and less affected by humidity or dirt. Often recommended for humid rooms like bathrooms, or places it's more likely to get soiled, such as a kitchen.

Coated Fabric Wallpaper - Solid vinyl with a cloth backing often found as commercial wallcoverings. Since cloth backed vinyl is a fabric wallcovering coated with vinyl, it's usually not recommended for places exposed to moisture/humidity or dirt and other contaminants.

Solid Sheet Vinyl / Paper Backed Vinyl - Wallcovering with a decorative vinyl surface. Suitable for humid climates or rooms, easily cleaned, and easy to peel off the wall when removal is desired.  It's more difficult to hang than the more common vinyl coated wallpaper and comes in wider widths.

Foil Wallpaper - Usually has a paper backing and can sometimes be found in rolls up to 3 feet wide. Also more difficult to hang than standard vinyl coated wallpaper.

Textile Wallpapers - These can include surfaces such as linen, silk, grass cloth, rattan, stings, straw, leaves and more.  

Some Wallpaper Hangers in Marin County Are A Better Value Than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these hangers of wallpaper in Marin County CA: Cuthbertson Paperhanging, David Allen Hangwalls Pro. Other companies hanging wallpaper in Novato, Sausalito and San Rafael CA that might still be in business include: .

 

 

Questions to Ask Wallpaper Hangers in Novato, Sausalito and San Rafael CA  


When it comes to new wallpaper in Marin County CA, ask these questions about the abilities, experience, and credentials of wallpaper hangers you're considering hiring:

• How long have they been installing wallpaper in Marin County?

• How many installations have they done similar to yours, in terms of size of job, new home versus historic, commercial wallpaper versus residential, etc.?

• How much practical experience does the wallpaper hanger or wallcovering contractor have with the specific material you intend to use, such as vinyl coated wallpaper versus coated fabric wallpaper, fabric backed vinyl wallpaper, etc? Different metals require different experience, techniques and tools.   

•  What is their method of preparation before wallpapering and how many hours will it take? This is key because cheap wallpaper hangers in Marin County often only appear to have a cheaper bid because they skimp on this step, leading to wallpaper that doesn't adhere well or smoothly.

•  Will the wallpaper hanger provide a detailed written estimate that includes the total hours of prep work, and the exact brand and grade of wallpaper being quoted?

• Can the wallpaper hanger give you names and numbers of clients who had a similar kind of wallpapering done who you can call as references? (All wallpaper hangers bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had their customer references called by research staff at The Prime Buyer's Report so you don't have to.)

• How will the wallcovering contractor determine pricing?

•  Can the wallpaper hanger vouch that all employees sent to your property are legal to work in the U.S.? (All wall paper hangers in Marin County bearing The Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already signed an agreement to only hire documented workers.)

• Does the wallpaper hanger have active workers' compensation and liability insurance? (All wallcovering contractors bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had their proof of insurance verified by our research staff, so you don't have to.)


• Does the wallpaper hanger provide a written warranty?


When you've chosen the best wallpaper hangers in Marin County for your specific needs, make sure they are properly licensed by the State of California. (All wallcovering contractors bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had their license verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

 

 

Resources About Wallpaper in Marin County CA 



The following is a list of trade associations and publications relevant to new wallpaper in Marin County.


Regulatory Bodies & Trade Associations for Wallcovering Contractors in Marin County CA



CSLB Contractors State License Board

DCA California Department of Consumer Affairs

NGPP (National Guild of Professional Paperhangers)
www.ngpp.org

WA (Wallcoverings Association)

www.wallcoverings.org

American School of Paperhanging Arts

www.paperhanging.com

International Association of the Wallpaper Trade
www.igiwallcoverings.org







Publications Relevant to New Wallpapering in Marin County 


Wallpaper Magazine
www.wallpaper.com





The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Wallpaper Hangers in Marin County within the following zip codes:

94914, 94957, 94915, 94924, 94960, 94938, 94966, 94945, 94930, 94947, 94979, 94964, 94977, 94973, 94913, 94963, 94901, 94974, 94956, 94904, 94950, 94903, 94929, 94976, 94941, 94920, 94940, 94946, 94933, 94948, 94925, 94971, 94942, 94965, 94937, 94939, 94970, 94912, 94949 and 94978

 

The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Wallcovering Contractors in Marin County within the following cities:

Novato, Bel Marin Keys, Corte Madera, Marinwood, Greenbrae, Point Reyes Station, Muir Beach, Kent Woodlands, Terra Linda, San Anselmo, Mission Rafael, Marin City, San Marin, Marshall, Larkspur, Santa Venetia, Lucas Valley, Tomales, Sausalito, Ross, Forest Knolls, San Quentin, Fairfax, San Geronimo, Belvedere Tiburon, Strawberry Point, Dogtown, Tamalpais Valley, Nicasio, Bolinas, Olema, Ignacio, Inverness, Muir Woods, San Rafael, Black Point, Belvedere, Tiburon, Tamal, Dillon Beach, Sleepy Hollow, Almonte, Mill Valley, Stinson Beach, Lagunitas, Woodacre and Kentfield CA

 

 

 

 

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Wallpaper Hangers in Marin County serving Novato, Bel Marin Keys, Corte Madera, Marinwood, Greenbrae, Point Reyes Station, Muir Beach, Kent Woodlands, Terra Linda, San Anselmo, Mission Rafael, Marin City, San Marin, Marshall, Larkspur, Santa Venetia, Lucas Valley, Tomales, Sausalito, Ross, Forest Knolls, San Quentin, Fairfax, San Geronimo, Belvedere Tiburon, Strawberry Point, Dogtown, Tamalpais Valley, Nicasio, Bolinas, Olema, Ignacio, Inverness, Muir Woods, San Rafael, Black Point, Belvedere, Tiburon, Tamal, Dillon Beach, Sleepy Hollow, Almonte, Mill Valley, Stinson Beach, Lagunitas, Woodacre and Kentfield

 

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Questions to Ask Wallpaper Hangers in Novato, Sausalito and San Rafael CA

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Resources About Wallpaper in Marin County CA

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