Cost to Hang Wallpaper on Paneling

Cost to Hang Wallpaper on Paneling

The contractor cost to hang wallpaper on paneling is $851 vs. doing it yourself for $275 and saving 67 percent. Enter your ZIP Code to adjust the home improvement and repair cost to where you live.

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Hours Pro 15.6 Diy 19.0
Money Pro $851 Diy $275
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 Cost to Hang Wallpaper on Paneling

Cost to Hang Wallpaper on Paneling

The contractor cost to hang wallpaper on paneling is $851 vs. doing it yourself for $275 and saving 67 percent. Enter your ZIP Code to adjust the home improvement and repair cost to where you live.

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Hours Pro 15.6 Diy 19.0
Money Pro $851 Diy $275
Click to Adjust Cost to Your ZIP Code.
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By Gene and Katie Hamilton

Yes, you can hide that old paneling with a wallpaper coverup, but it's not a quickie job. First, you've got to fill in the grooves in your wall and cover them with liner paper, creating a solid, flat surface suitable for new wallpaper. We admit this is a labor-intensive (or time-consuming) project, but it beats the more drastic task of removing all the paneling and trim, patching all the holes in the wall and then making new trim for the room.

The coverup process has several steps, some of which require significant drying time. First, secure the paneling and nails and clean the surface with a wash down of mineral spirits. Next, fill in the grooves with a wide putty knife and drywall compound and wait for it to dry before sanding it smooth. A coat of primer, such as Shieldz, comes next and, once applied, you're ready to hang the liner paper. Paint the trim to match the new wallpaper and re-install it. Now you're ready to hang the wallpaper.

Brewster Home Fashions has this advice Hang Wallpaper Over Paneling.

A contractor will charge $851 to prepare the paneling and hang liner paper and a moderately-priced wallpaper in a 12-foot-by-15-foot room. That includes labor and material. You can do the job for $275, which includes all the materials. You'll save 67 percent.

Determine the number of rolls of wallpaper needed to cover any or all of the walls in your room at this website Lowe's Wallpaper calculator.

Now you know the average cost to hang wallpaper on paneling, which includes the labor and material, and what’s involved, so you can decide to do it yourself or hire a contractor. Don’t forget to adjust the cost to where you live by adding your ZIP Code.

Improvement and Repair Cost Updated 2018

The cost and time data is generated by averaging labor and material data from annually updated cost books used by contractors and refined by the authors' experience remodeling 13 houses. They are authors of 20 home improvement books and Do It Yourself or Not, a weekly column syndicated by Tribune Content Agency. The national cost can be adjusted by ZIP Code.


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