Wallpaper Installation Pricing

WALLPAPER INSTALLATION PRICING

What is the cost to install wallpaper?

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Pink Gracie hand-painted wallpaper installation by Paper Moon Painting wallpaper hanger, Austin

We show you in our installation pricing guide below!

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We’ve got two different layouts:

1)  We have individual pricing for common projects, with photo thumbnails.

2)  And for the accountants among us, there’s a spreadsheet at the bottom of the page.  But first . . .

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Please remember that these are “ballpark” figures!

A lot of factors can affect how much it costs to hang your particular wallpaper.  The cost can go up from here, if yours is a tricky paper to work with, or we have installation challenges.  See our notes, below the chart!

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TIP:  Don’t forget to add the cost to purchase your wallpaper into your project planning!!

We don’t sell wallpaper here at Paper Moon Painting, but we can refer you to local showrooms who do.

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Now, on to the wallpaper installation pricing guide!

POWDER BATH
Typical size:

6' x 6' x 9' high
Powder bath wallpaper, dark blue, Paper Moon PaintingIf surface is smooth and "wallpaper ready":$750 - $950
If surface has existing wallpaper:$850 - $1,050
If surface is textured and painted:$950 - $1,150
MASTER BEDROOM - HEADBOARD WALL

Typical size:

15' long x 10' high
Master bedroom feature headboard wall, white and goldIf surface is smooth and "wallpaper ready":$600 - $750
If surface has existing wallpaper:$680 - $830
If surface is textured and painted:$760 - $910
LARGE LIVING ROOM or MASTER BEDROOM --- ALL WALLS

Typical size:

15' wide x 18' long x 10' high
Living room blue grasscloth wallcovering installIf surface is smooth and "wallpaper ready":$1,950 - $2,250
If surface has existing wallpaper:$2,210 - $2,510
If surface is textured and painted:$2,470 - $2,770
KID'S ROOM or HOME OFFICE --- FEATURE WALL

Typical size:

12' long x 9' high
If surface is smooth and "wallpaper ready":$450 - $600
If surface has existing wallpaper:$510 - $660
If surface is textured and painted:$570 - $720
KID'S ROOM or HOME OFFICE --- ALL WALLS

Typical size:

12' wide x 14' long x 9' high
Pink nursery wallpaper, a la Gracie or DeGournayIf surface is smooth and "wallpaper ready":$1,500 - $1,800
If surface has existing wallpaper:$1,700 - $2,000
If surface is textured and painted:$1,900 - $2,200
DINING ROOM --- ALL WALLS

Typical size:

15' wide x 18' long x 9' high
Dining room wallpaper installation pricing guide, Paper Moon Painting, Alamo Heights wallpaper installerIf surface is smooth and "wallpaper ready":$1,800 - $2,100
If surface has existing wallpaper:$2,040 - $2,340
If surface is textured and painted:$2,280 - $2,580
CEILING --- No higher than 9 feet

Typical size:

11' wide x 13' long
Wallpaper installed on ceiling, Paper Moon PaintingIf surface is smooth and "wallpaper ready":$630 - $830
If surface has existing wallpaper:$690 - $890
If surface is textured and painted:$750 - $950
WALLPAPER MURAL

Typical size:

Usually "made to measure" to fit your wall
Master bedroom headboard wall, mural installation, cost to install wallpaper

Please contact us for custom pricing!

What Factors Affect the Cost to Install Wallpaper?

 1.  The dimensions of your space.

 

Not only does this dictate how much wallpaper you need to buy, but also the installation cost itself.  Naturally, larger spaces will cost more to install, but a key factor here is the height of your walls.  Most wallpapers are designed to accommodate walls that are 11′ high or less.  With higher walls, you’re forced to order extra wallpaper to cover the extra height.  But apart from needing to buy more wallcovering, it’s physically more challenging to hang wallpaper on taller walls, so most wallpaper installers will reflect this in your pricing.

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2.  The existing texture on your walls.

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It’s easiest to install wallpaper on walls that are what we call “wallpaper ready”, meaning that the texture on the walls is perfectly smooth (what the industry calls a “Level 5” finish).  If there is currently wallpaper on your walls, we add a factor for dealing with the existing wallpaper.  And if your walls are textured, such as with an “orange peel” texture which is common in most Texas homes, we’ll need to smooth those walls before installing wallpaper, so we charge accordingly.

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3.  The type of wallpaper being installed.

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Is yours a specialty wallpaper?  Is it made of silk, or hand-painted, or a photo mural?  Wallpaper ranges from tissue-thin hand-made papers to heavy-duty commercial vinyl wallcoverings.  Thinner, more fragile wallpapers are actually more difficult to work with.  And don’t get us started on heavily textured or embossed papers, such as wallpapers covered in glass beads or mica flakes!  They’re a nightmare to cut and unbelievably heavy to install.  (But they sure look pretty!)  In general, wallpapers that are hand-painted, metallic, fabric, or “untrimmed” will require a pricing adjustment.  Wallpapers that are harder to work with will cost more to install than the pricing in our cost guide above.

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4.  Miscellaneous factors.

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There might be other variables that affect your installation pricing, such as ease of access to the space or whether you’re outside our usual service area.  We’ll be clear on all these when we give you an estimate!

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We take a lot of factors into account when we estimate the cost to install your wallpaper!

Hopefully the chart above serves as a basic guide, so you can plan and budget accordingly.

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Don’t forget to add the cost to purchase your wallpaper into your project planning!!

We don’t sell wallpaper here at Paper Moon Painting, but we can refer you to local showrooms who do.

Check out some of our gorgeous wallpaper installations in our gallery.

And see more work by our top-rated wallpaper installers on Instagram, Houzz, and Pinterest!

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Here’s the “spreadsheet” version of the above numbers.  Please note that here, we’re NOT including the full range of prices, because we want to keep this simple!  See the charts above for more details about each type of project.

AREA:DIMENSIONS:COST TO INSTALL WALLPAPER:
If area is smooth and "wallpaper-ready":If area is currently wallpapered:If area is currently textured and painted:
POWDER BATH6' wide x 6' long x 9' high$750 - $950$850 - $1,050$950 - $1,150
MASTER BEDROOM - HEADBOARD WALL15' long x 10' high$600 - $800$680 - $880$760 - $960
MASTER BEDROOM - ALL WALLS15' wide x 18' long x 10' high$1950 - $2150$2210 - $2410$2470 - $2670
KID'S ROOM or HOME OFFICE - FEATURE WALL12' long x 9' high$450 - $650$510 - $710$570 - $770
KID'S ROOM or HOME OFFICE - ALL WALLS12' wide x 14' long x 9' high$1500 - $1700$1700 - $1900$1900 - $2100
DINING ROOM - ALL WALLS15' wide x 18' long x 9' high$1800 - $2000$2040 - $2240$2280 - $2480
CEILING - kid's room or home office, no higher than 9'11' wide x 13' long$630 - $830$690 - $890$750 - $950

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