MORE THAN 80% of professional decorators questioned during a recent survey carried out by PPG Architectural Coatings believe Paste the Wall products are significantly easier and quicker to apply than traditional wallpaper.
The survey, which saw a panel of experienced decorators try out Paste the Wall wallcoverings, discovered that 85% said they had found it more efficient than the traditional method, would happily use the product again and would recommend it to fellow decorators. It was the ease of use which most impressed the panel, with 100% saying the instructions were clear and easy to follow.
Virtually all also reported that the wallpaper peeled off easily in single sheets without the need for scrapers and steamers, delivering a considerable time saving for decorators. Removing the need to use a paste table, reducing the amount of mess and the fact that the process is much faster without the need to soak the paper, were among the reasons the panel gave it the thumbs up.
In fact, 70% of those surveyed felt that these benefits would outweigh any additional cost on future projects. Liz Greaves, wallcoverings product manager at PPG Architectural Coatings, who coordinated the survey, said: “We were delighted with the results - it’s great to get such positive feedback from experienced decorators who use wallpaper frequently.
We’re hearing loud and clear that this is no longer considered a product for DIYers, but something which can be incredibly beneficial to professional decorators, especially when pushed for time to meet a deadline. As we all know only too well, time is money. “More and more design houses are embracing Paste the Wall and as a result there’s now a greater choice of patterns than ever before – something which looks set to continue. If you’ve not tried Paste the Wall yet, there’s never been a better time!”