wallpaper on 1 feature wall

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Scotland
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jaggyjimjaggyjim Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Scotland
Hi All,
i recently moved into a new build house and am quite happy with the magnolia walls as i prefer the minimalist/clean look in the rest of the house. However, I would quite like to get wallpaper on 1 feature wall in the master bedroom to make it a little cosier. I have found the wallpaper I want, but my problem is that 1 cant get anyone to come out for just 1 wall.
I have tried wallpapering in the past and just couldn't do it and as this wallpaper is more pricey I am loathe to attempt it myself in case I make a hash of it like last time.
Does anyone know of anyone in the east kilbride/rutherglen area that would be willing to put up wallpaper on 1 wall? I'm guessing its no more than a days work (if that) but not sure of the cost and whether I would have to supply the paste - any ideas??
TIA
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  • slummymummyof3slummymummyof3 Forumite
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    Just a thought.....do you not need to wait a few months for the new plaster to dry out and for any movemement to settle before wallpapering a new property?
  • ailuro2ailuro2 Forumite
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    it is about 2 hours work, not a day's work.

    The above poster is right about not using paper while the walls dry out.

    Why not paint it a different colour instead?
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  • jaggyjimjaggyjim Forumite
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    well, when I say "recently" I mean 2 yrs!! Oops, it has taken me this long to get around to doing things!
    Neighbours have wallpaper up so I should think by now it should be OK??
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    jackieglasgowjackieglasgow Forumite
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    edited 6 April 2010 at 10:27PM
    It should be fine after 2 years, I'll come and do it for you for a cuppa! On second thought, hubby won't like it. Why not contact South Lanarkshire College? They have courses for painters and decorators, they might be able to put one of their students onto it for you? Otherwise, try the Reformer or the EK news, there are usually "handymen" advertising there.
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  • finatra26finatra26 Forumite
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    Hi jaggyjim - not sure about this just making a guess - the local school of building which is in rutherglen/cambuslang area might have someone nearly trained but not quite finished who would be happy to do it for a few bob.
    Might be talking through my rs but just an idea

    jackieglasdows idea is better
  • jackieglasgowjackieglasgow Forumite
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    Not talking through your rs, except it's all part of South Lanarkshire College now.
    mardatha wrote: »
    It's what is inside your head that matters in life - not what's outside your window :D
    Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph; a beginning, a struggle and a victory. - Ghandi
  • finatra26finatra26 Forumite
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    Not talking through your rs, except it's all part of South Lanarkshire College now.
    Ahh so it was sort of same idea but I am behind with the times - it was over 25 yrs ago hubby went:rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:
  • jackieglasgowjackieglasgow Forumite
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    Cambuslang College then, wasn't it? I don't even think they've still got that "campus", they've got a big new shiny building up in EK, near the bowling. It's all about the money now! ;)
    mardatha wrote: »
    It's what is inside your head that matters in life - not what's outside your window :D
    Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph; a beginning, a struggle and a victory. - Ghandi
  • finatra26finatra26 Forumite
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    I better not tell him he will be all upset - he has great memories of his time at Cambuslang college
  • jackieglasgowjackieglasgow Forumite
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    Looks like we've scared the OP off with our gabbing!
    mardatha wrote: »
    It's what is inside your head that matters in life - not what's outside your window :D
    Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph; a beginning, a struggle and a victory. - Ghandi
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