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I've been a wallpaperhanger for 40 years. I've been a house painter (interior and exterior) for 38 years. I also do wallpaper removing and wall patching and light skim coating. I can answer any questions concerning: patching and wall preparation for painting or wallpaper, different types of paint, or wallpaper, what type to use for your job. questions about wallpaperhanging & painting how to measure an area for paint or wallpaper. questions concerning different types of wallpaper general questions on how to hang wallpaper (what type of paste, tools, etc.

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I have my own wallpapering and painting business. Blue Sky Paperhanging & Painting Inc. I've been doing paperhanging & painting for 30 years. Most of my experience is in residential and not commercial.


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I did the wallpaperhanging on the movie set "My Own Private Idaho" 1991.


I learned how to hang wall paper and wallcoverings at the West Valley Occupational School in Van Nuys California in 1978.

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Recent Answers from Ed Kuchar

2016-09-19 Pella windows:

Steve:  There is a link you could look into more:    but for your other questions, I'd suggest a good quality latex primer

2016-07-31 wallpaper over siding:

From what you described to me, I think I would :     1- Hang a heavy lining paper (almost all are paintable ) and paint over the lining paper.    2-  or there are a couple of textured paper products (anaglypta

2016-07-02 How do I paint the frame of a sliding glass door?:

Some painters do.. Most of the time, they don't have to be re-adjusted (only minor).  I usually take the door off, but I do not guarantee they might have to be readjusted professionally.  If you are going

2016-07-01 How do I paint the frame of a sliding glass door?:

The only option I know of to paint that edge you are talking about is to remove the sliding door.  I talked to a Marvin door representative and he agreed with me.

2016-06-11 Painting vinyl walls in manufactured home:

I'd suggest peel (or scrape) off the paint that comes off in the bathroom that was painted.  Then scuff up (sand) the surfaces of the 2 bathrooms a little.  Apply a bonding agent (Guardz or Zinzer All


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