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Archive for November, 2009

New Trends – York Wallcoverings

Icon Written by Amy@EW on November 30, 2009 – 5:35 PM

Buying American made products really matters to consumers these days. That’s why York Wallcoverings stands above the rest. Since 1895, York Wallcoverings has been providing wallpaper from the same factory location in the historic and picturesque Susquehanna Valley of Pennsylvania. Today, York is the oldest and largest wallcovering manufacturer in the United States, creating residential […]






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How to hang wallpaper…

Icon Written by Amy@EW on November 6, 2009 – 12:27 AM

Wallpaper can make a tremendous difference in the appearance of any room and if you learn to hang wallpaper the right way, you’ll be ready to transform your home. It is relatively easy to learn how to hang wallpaper but it takes patience and attention to detail, especially if you are hanging patterned wallpaper, which […]






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Have you ever heard of Wallies or Roommates?

Icon Written by Amy@EW on November 6, 2009 – 12:08 AM

Wallies or Roommate peel and stick decals are a great alternative if you aren’t able to wallpaper or you tend to change your decor often. They are applied to painted walls, just peel and stick. They are super simple to use and affordable, with kits usually priced around $10.99. I personally have used them in […]






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Remove old wallpaper with ease…

Icon Written by Amy@EW on November 5, 2009 – 11:20 PM

It’s easy to remove wallpaper if you follow a few simple steps and use products designed to break down wallpaper glue and release the paper from the wall. Perforate the wallpaper. 1. Scoring. The key to easy wallpaper removal is to loosen the glue underneath. Do this by perforating the surface with a wallpaper scoring […]






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Fabric term, Wyzenbeek?

Icon Written by Amy@EW on November 5, 2009 – 11:17 PM

Many years ago, I had a customer call to confirm her fabric cutting for approval. All was well with the cutting, but she had a question. “I love the fabric, I’m ready to approve it, but I have a question, what does it mean when it says 15,000 Wyzenbeek?” I just knew that it had to be […]






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Installation over existing wallpaper.

Icon Written by Amy@EW on November 5, 2009 – 11:02 PM

New wallpaper can be hung over existing wallcovering if it is adhering uniformly and is free of dirt, dust and grime. Gently clean the existing wallpaper with a damp rag. Fill in and sand any cracks or holes with a fast drying compound filler. Paint the entire surface with a universal primer. To help conceal […]






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Installing wallpaper over previously painted walls.

Icon Written by Amy@EW on November 5, 2009 – 10:59 PM

Start by checking for good paint adhesion and moisture sensitivity. This is important because if the paint on the surface is chalking or flaking the wallcovering will have a poor base and probably will not adhere well. There are four tests that can be incorporated into surface preparation: 1. The Rub Test: Use a soft […]






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Window treatment/decorating tips

Icon Written by Amy@EW on November 5, 2009 – 10:55 PM

Privacy Issues Lace/sheer fabric should not be used alone where privacy is a must.  Fortunately, lace/sheer fabrics can be installed over shades and blinds and look terrific. Sun and Ultra-Violet Concerns: Drapery curtains softly filter light but not the harmful ultra-violet rays that can damage fine furnishings.  This includes furniture, both wood and upholstered, floors […]






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General categories of color.

Icon Written by Amy@EW on November 5, 2009 – 10:52 PM

Colors fall into three general color categories: a) Warm b) Cool c) Neutral The way we mix those colors along with attention to value, can enhance the use of color in design and communicate explicit messages. a):  Warm colors in design convey excitement and energy:  red, orange, and yellow. b)  Cool colors are calming and […]






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Choosing a color.

Icon Written by Amy@EW on November 5, 2009 – 10:48 PM

Choosing the right colors is the first step to great looking room.  It is not so easy to select the right color of paint or wallpaper or the right carpet color to deliver the best desired results.  All too often, a color that looks ideal on a small paint sample erupts into a totally different […]






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