Wallpaper Removal

Flash Painting Services in SC

Removing paper before painting is hard work, but it doesn’t have to be terrible. Our industry professionals will do it for you, if you are looking for a professional and reliable company Flash Painting Services is your best choice.

Removing wallpaper is a complicated, time-consuming and tedious job. If only there was a nifty new product that would make wallpaper removal easier. But there’s no easy way to remove wallpaper glue. And if you don’t know what you’re doing or start to get frustrated, you can damage your walls or stop before you finish the job. Luckily Flash Painting Services is a company with many years of experience, let us do it for you.

Wallpaper Removal

Removing wallpaper is a time-consuming task and requires a lot of patience and skill to remove it accurately. Some wallpaper can come off dry, especially if the wall was primed well and the correct amount of glue was used. However, in many cases, if the wall was not primed properly, the removal can damage the texture.

Our staff has been perfecting our craft for years and does NOT use chemicals to remove wallpaper or its glue. We only use water and steam, even when removing old, stubborn wallpaper, and we make sure to minimize any potential damage or mess to your walls. This is how we differentiate ourselves from many of our competitors.

Wallpaper Removal Process

Wallpaper removal provides a uniform surface when you want to replace wallpaper with wall paint colors. Simply painting over wallpaper would leave a poor foundation and texture. Plus, all seams, borders, tears or bubbles would still be visible, It is best to professionally remove and repair these marks. It’s also good to remove wallpaper before replacing with new wallpaper for a clean and professional look.

Wallpaper installation can give your commercial setting an elegant, welcoming feel, and lasts a long time without needing frequent cleaning. Wallpaper adds texture and life to plain walls and may be preferable to other interior painting ideas. There are abundant patterns and designs available. You can even get functional wallpaper such as whiteboard, magnetic or acoustic as well as the simple, clean look of single color wallpaper.

Wallpaper removal and installation by commercial painting contractors is an excellent choice for commercial settings such as restaurants, offices, conference rooms, hotels, medical facilities, retail stores and more. Contact us today to find out how easily our professional team can remove your unwanted wallpaper, repair your wall, and seamlessly paint your favorite color!


  1. PROTECT ADJACENT SURFACES When our professional painters arrive at your property, they will move any furniture in the area where they will be working, cover the furniture with plastic sheeting, and protect your floors from water and steam with building board or similar material . When we are finished, we will pack up all the debris and remove it for you.
  2. APPLY STEAM TO SOFTEN PAPER AND ADHESIVE   We let the steam penetrate the wall covering and scrape off the top layer with knives. It will usually come off in two parts, first the decorative top layer, then we reapply steam to the paper backing and remove it. It may come off in large sheets or it may not. And this depends on different factors, such as whether the wallpaper installer used a suitable primer. In any case, we are careful to damage the walls as little as possible so that there is not too much repair.
  3. CLEANING THE WALLS Believe it or not, you should always clean the walls before painting! But this is especially important after removing wallpaper. When we remove the wallpaper, some of the adhesive that has softened comes off with the paper, but a lot of it remains on the wall. This adhesive will absolutely ruin any paint job you try to apply over it because it creates an unstable surface. We use a safe cleaning solution without TSP to clean all surfaces before applying primer and paint.
  4. PREPARATION AND PAINTING If there is limited damage to the walls due to the removal, we may be able to do a quick pass over the area with minor patching, priming and painting. In some cases, you may want to have the walls «thin coat» where we apply 2 coats of joint compound over the entire surface to achieve a very smooth and even surface. If you live in a unit in a pre-war building that hasn’t been renovated in some time, we may find numerous cracks or problem areas under the wallpaper and sometimes that’s why someone decided to put it up in addition to the decorative value. These are the kind of things that would deserve a thin coat of the walls before painting them. We can usually pull out a corner during our estimate to see what we’re dealing with there.