If you are a contractor or a client, here is the information that you need to know:
YOU ARE A CLIENT
Check with your provincial authorities to find out about current recommendations for renovation projects. In some parts of Canada, contractors are allowed to present quotes and carry out renovation projects starting in the upcoming days and weeks.
For example, in Quebec, all renovation projects will be allowed to start on May 11th 2020. In Ontario and Alberta, there is no set date for construction and home renovations to be relaunched. As such, strict guidelines are still in order. Please consult your provincial government website for specific information.
In the meantime, RenoQuotes is here to put you in touch with our network of contractors. We encourage clients and contractors to follow the rules and guidelines enforced by provincial authorities.
Consult our article for tips on how to organize your project remotely: How to Receive Quotes Remotely
Be sure to check out the following article for general information about renovations during this extraordinary situation: Renovation projects in the time of COVID-19
YOU ARE A CONTRACTOR
Guidelines vary from one province to another. As the information is changing daily, we encourage you to consult your local government website for specific information.
In any case, you will have to adapt your practices when presenting quotes and carrying out the work. In some areas, only remote communications are permitted. For advice on how to present a quote remotely, check out this article: 3 tips to present quotes remotely
If you meet with a client in person and start working on a project, strict hygiene and social distancing measures must be adopted. Here's another article that could interest you: What you need to know about construction sites reopening
Do you need financial help for your renovation company? Check out this article: Guide to financial assistance programs for Canadian businesses
Last modified: 2019-03-13 | Approximate reading time 3 mins
Wallpaper is now making a huge comeback. After paint, it is now the second most popular wall covering product. Find out why so many people choose to cover their walls with wallpaper!
Long considered old-fashioned, wallpaper is becoming trendy again. Designers and bloggers love it and are using it more and more on new projects. It is usually sold in rolls that can cost anywhere between $1 and $90 (for a 10 x 0.5-meter roll).
Prices depend on the style and quality level of the wallpaper (colour, shape, texture, materials,etc.). Though named wallpaper, it can also be made out of other materials such as metal and vinyl. Of course, certain materials are more waterproof than others.
Since wallpaper is once again popular with consumers, most home improvement and home decor companies offer wallpaper designs. To find the widest variety of products, visit major renovation stores, as well as specialty paint shops.
Some cities also have specialty wallpaper stores. Of course, the online world opens the door to an infinite universe of possibilities. You will find a very interesting selection of products in shops featured on the Etsy platform or on Amazon.
The installation process will depend on which type of wallpaper you choose. The three main types you will find are self-adhesive wallpaper, water-activated wallpaper and non-pasted wallpaper. In the first case, you simply have to peel back the protective paper and stick the wallpaper directly to the wall. For the water-adhesive kind, you will need to wet the surface beforehand.
Also available is non-pasted wallpaper, which requires you to apply an adhesive product on the wall in order to install it. If you choose this last type of wallpaper, ask the store employees or the manufacturer which type of adhesive you should use.
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Like paint, wallpaper comes in many textures and patterns. You can choose to have a smooth surface or one with a lot of texture. It all depends on your taste and the look you're going for. Wallpaper can also be custom made, which is a nice way of finding a unique decorative accent for your home. Unfortunately, wallpaper does come with a few cons.
First, it can be hard to install without creating air bubbles. Also, if you're working with a delicate wallpaper and you're not careful, you could easily tear it. Be extra cautious when manipulating it.
Second, most wallpapers don't offer good resistance to humidity. Therefore, this type of wall covering is not recommended for bathrooms. If you really want to use wallpaper in bathrooms or kitchens, look for products which are made of vinyl.
Lastly, removing wallpaper can be a nightmare: this type of material is hard to remove without damaging the surface underneath. Before you take it down, make sure you follow the instructions which usually come with the product.
If you don’t feel confident enough to do the job, ask professional contractors to do it for you. They’ll install it the way you want and can also remove it for you.
Sometimes, to install new wallpaper, you must remove the old one that is already in place. Here is an overview of the steps to remove wallpaper that has been installed on a wall. For more detailed instructions, inquire at your local hardware store.
1) Turn off the electricity in the walls where the wallpaper will be installed;
2) Remove the plates from the sockets and switches;
3) Empty the room or at least remove the obstacles;
4) Protect the ground;
5) Install a trash bin near where the wallpaper will be removed;
6) Choose between the two techniques, ie:
- Wet the surface of the wallpaper with a mixture of water and liquid detergent
- Use a wallpaper steamer;
7) Once you're done, clean the wall with a mixture of hot water and soap;
8) Sand the wall to eliminate irregularities.
RenoQuotes.com can help you get quotes for your wallpaper project. If you submit your project to us, we’ll put you in contact with our best contractors. Fill in the form on our homepage (it only takes a few minutes), and you will receive quotes from companies which specialize in wall coverings.
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