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Wallpaper Removal Service

Wallpaper removal is very tedious, messy work that many homeowners don't want to deal with themselves. If your Mchenry County home is covered in wallpaper that you are sick of, we can remove it for you, or even prime and paint it, depending on the condition of the wallcovering.

Removing Wallpaper

Removing wallpaper is almost always time consuming, unless the material is newer, or made of vinyl. Most wallpaper in homes is a thin paper material that tends to tear easily. We apply a chemical stripper, scrape off the wallpaper and wash the walls to remove the paste for fresh paint

Removing wallpaper can cause gouging and scrape marks in drywall. We patch the walls thoroughly before painting. We can also skim-coat walls to return them to a like-new condition.

Painting Over Wallpaper

Most people don't know you can paint over wallpaper. In some cases, it is the only option if the wallpaper won't come down with a chemical stripper or steamer. We only paint over non-textured wallpaper that shows no signs of bubbling or peeling at the seams. With our process, paint over wallpaper looks exactly the same as paint over bare drywall. 

The process is simple. We hide the wallpaper seams by patching them from ceiling to floor. Then we prime the entire wallpapered surface, followed by two coats of high quality paint from Sherwin Williams. Labor costs to prime and paint over troublesome wallpaper is often much cheaper than removing it, and painting it can also prevent severe wall damage caused by excessive scraping.    

We offer wallpaper removal and painting for homeowners in Crystal Lake, Huntley, Cary, Woodstock, Lake in the Hills and all areas in Mchenry County, Illinois. Call us today 847.845.6876 and tell us about your project. We can arrange a time to meet with you, determine the amount of removal work involved and provide you with a free quote.


Wallpaper Removal:

  • Old Wallpaper  
  • Vinyl  
  • Borders  
  • Paste Removal  
  • Wall Washing  
  • Repair & Skim Coating  


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"I called Advantage Painting for an estimate on removing wall paper in my home. Matt the owner was on time for the estimate and was very friendly. He was very professional and did the job in less than a week! I was amazed with how clean and great of a job he did! I felt very comfortable with him being in my home and he is defintely is someone you can trust! I highly recommend you give him a call, you will not be dissapointed!"

--Jacqui Majesky

Island Lake, IL

" I would absolutely recommend Matt and anyone from his team at Advantage Painting Services. Great job, great price and flexible around my tight timeline."

-- Brad Miller

Crystal Lake, IL