The following information is provided so that you may have a successful experience re-decorating or remodeling your home or office. So often, we want to “do it ourselves”; yet, there are times when we need a professional’s advice and expertise.

This section will help you ask the right questions to select the right qualified paperhanger to work with you.


Before you do anything, take time to plan. Think your project through from start to finish. Your home or office represents a sizable investment. The proper maintenance and care of your properties are essential.

You can increase the value of your investment and customize your living or working space through remodeling for much less than buying a new home or office. Each room has a function, and particular rooms are the places you will be spending most of your time.

Focus on what your plan should accomplish.

Some of the questions you may want to ask yourself are:

Then ask some practical questions about the project.

After you’ve done some serious considering, it’s time to find a qualified, professional to help you accomplish your goal.

Selecting the right Installer

for the Job

First, you’ll want to hire an installer with a reputation for excellent work. There are a number of ways to check for this information.
Use recommendations for friends or neighbors; get references and check them. If possible, go look at finished work.
Check with the Better Business Bureau in your area for any complaints against the paperhanger.
Look for a member of the National Guild of Professional Paperhangers. Members of this association must be craftsmen and women who install wallcovering for their living

Second, solicit two or three bids for the work you need done. Do not blindly accept the lowest bid. Ask why a bid is as low or high as it is.

A higher fee may be worth the extra services or better quality product provided. Make sure you understand precisely what the installer will do
and what materials are necessary to complete your project successfully. In comparing prices, be sure you are comparing the same services to be provided.

What Needs To Be

In Writing

Founded in 1974, The Wallcovering Installers Association is an organization of wallcovering installers dedicated to superior craftsmanship in the hanging of every type of wallpaper. WIA is the only trade association dedicated exclusively to the interests and needs of wallcovering installers and those involved in the craft.