Wallpaper FAQs

Wallpaper FAQs

We pride ourselves in answering and allowing time to nurture relationships with clients, we understand that Wallpaper is new to the 21st Centruy South African market – lets really answer those important questions.


We pride ourselves in answering and allowing time to nurture relationships with clients, we understand that Wallpaper is new to the 21st Centruy South African market – lets really answer those important questions.

WHAT WILL IT COST?

How long is a piece of string? It’s quite difficult to cost, but we’d like to give you some idea of what you’ll be in for so you know if your budget covers it or not. An average wall is going to require between 3 and 4 rolls of paper at a cost of between R600 and R1500 per roll. Installation costs are about R 700 – R 900 for 3-4 rolls. So you are looking at about R2500 and up for an accent wall. We find that there are MANY striking local wallpapers and that you can find stunning patterns at R600-R800 a roll.

HOW MUCH WALLPAPER WILL I NEED?

This depends on a few factors like pattern repeat, height of the wall, length and width of the roll. In having said that let’s work with averages: Average wall height 2.6m. Width let’s use 3m length wall. Standard roll length is 10m x0.53cm.

Calculate as follows:
2.6 x 3 m = 7.8 square metres divide by 4.2 (amount of square this size roll covers = 1.857. You need 2 rolls.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO INSTALL?

Its really quick and easy to install (by the professionals) . Naturally more time is needed if there is cutting to be done around windows, plugs, corners etc but a straight wall 3m x 2.6h will be about 1.5 hours to install.

CAN I WALLPAPER ROUGH WALLS?

You can only wallpaper onto SMOOTH walls, so we have cost effective solutions to rectify rough walls. One of which is an innovative product which is effectively a wallpaper lining. However, if its too rough, you may need to plaster or rhinolight first.

CAN I WALLPAPER MY BATHROOM?

Sure if there’s no water in there, seriously it’s paper that does not like steam! We love to wallpaper your guest loo’s but bathrooms are best left to candles to create the ambiance.

CAN I WALLPAPER MY CEILING?

Why not. Fabulous idea!

CAN I INSTALL IT MYSELF? IS WALLPAPER SELF ADHESIVE?

If you have wallpapered before go ahead, first time DIY not advisable. Wallpaper is applied with a waterbased wallpaper glue and is generally not self adhesive. The pattern repeat in wallpaper is the tricky part rather leave it up to the professionals, yep Sasi Wallpaper.

HOW EASY IS IT TO TAKE OFF WALLPAPER AND HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?

Wallpaper needs to be in areas where there is minimal traffic, having said that there are amazing vinyl wallpapers that can take the heat. Leave it up to us to advise you which paper should go where, and then you should have a life span of 6-7 years from your wallpaper. Removing wallpaper is a trade secret which we will be willing to share if you call us!!