Cost to Hang Paintable Wallpaper – 2021

| Last Updated: November 16, 2021

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost







$ 528

$ 85

Would you do this project? According to our survey, 59% of respondents preferred DIY compared to hiring a pro.

The average price to Hang Paintable Wallpaper noted above is cost data to compare a contractor’s estimate with doing it yourself.

How much does it cost to install paintable wallpaper? The contractor cost to hang paintable wallpaper is $528 compared with doing it yourself for $85.

Paintable wallpaper can add interest and dimension to an otherwise flat wall surface, making it a nice choice when you want more than a wallpaper pattern. For example, you can distinguish your entry from the living room walls with a tasteful scroll design or architectural motif by hanging paintable wallpaper in the entry and painting it the same color as the living room walls.

You may use the material as wainscoting to highlight molding or to add texture to a wall. For a simple, elegant stucco look, leave the material bare and unpainted. Some of the faux finish textures include stucco, speckling, brushstrokes, brocade and an embossed relief that looks like a tin ceiling. The paintable material is a practical solution for concealing light cracks and joint lines in a wall, but it’s not designed for deep cracks and crevices.

You’ll find a nice selection of paintable, scrubbable vinyl wallpaper off the rack in home and wallcovering centers and online. Type “paintable wallpaper” in a search engine and you’ll see many online sources. Many sites have calculators to help you determine how much you need.

A paperhanger will charge $528 to install paintable wallpaper in a 10- by 12-foot room, which includes labor and material. You can buy the wallpaper and do it yourself for $85, the cost of the material, plus paper hanging tools. Prepare the walls by filling any cracks and joint lines with wallboard compound, and make sure the walls are clean. Paint the woodwork and trim in the room, then hang the paper and wait five days before painting the wallpaper with either latex or alkyd using a brush or roller. Use the wallpaper calculator and learn tips from a professional at Advice from a Pro Paperhanger.

Wrapping up, given the average cost to hang paintable wallpaper you can compare the price of a contractor’s bid with doing it yourself. 

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