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Ohio painter 09-18-2015 05:11 PM

To those of you who hang commercial
I was asked to look at a commercial repair job, not normally my realm of work but figured replacing a few pieces of paper was straight forward enough. This is in a hotel.
I have stripped out the bad pieces of paper and will be ready to hang the new paper next week. All good. But here are my questions to those who hang commercial paper.

It is random match paper, 54" wide.
The seams have clearly been over lapped and cut as they are not straight, every one. Why not just butt the paper up against each other like with residential paper? I can only assume it is quicker but how do you keep the paper straight?

Next. When I removed the bad pieces of paper it was hung over bare drywall, at least it looked like it and it sanded like it, where I had to make a patch or two.
Do you guys use sizing? They must have as the paper removed easily, so is it a clear sizing? I guess I am stuck in the residential world of wallpaper.

Anyway just trying to get my head around a few things I saw today that's all, no intention of buying a commercial pasting machine just yet.

Dan_Watson 09-18-2015 05:37 PM

Can't help with all since I personally do zero hanging but we use RX-35 as a primer before the paper is installed. It is clear.

antonito 09-20-2015 04:48 PM

There are clear wallcovering primers, ive found if you don't put it on heavy and really work it in at the mud it'll come off a bit dusty when you run your hand over it. Still works but always leads to questions

Double cutting is the best way to get a good joint on a random match, especially on a large project where the walls might be a bit wonky. If the cuts aren't straight that's just the hangers being lazy, they can get away with it but I usually make a point not to use them again as they'll cut corners elsewhere as well

Ohio painter 09-20-2015 08:25 PM

I figured all the seams were double cut, man they are really wavy seams. Wonky walls makes sense to do it that way.

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