When this classic four story Beacon Hill town house was totally renovated, wallpaper from Scalamandre was chosen by the designer. Boston MA paperhanger Bill Archibald needed 62 single rolls of the untrimmed paper. The walls were lined first with blankstock liner and the paper's selvedge was hand trimmed. This Beacon Hill wallcovering was hung from the first floor formal entry up the stairs, on each landing, and up the fourth flight of stairs to the roof.
As is common in these historic old town houses in Boston's Back Bay, North End, South End, West End, and Beacon Hill, the stairs are narrow and slope toward the center of the building. Hanging wallpaper in these stair wells could prove difficult and even dangerous without the correct equipment. But with the right equipment, which Bill Archibald owns, this job is just another enjoyable paper hanging challenge.
Wallcovering, when properly installed by an experienced and thorough paper hanger like Bill, will present little problems when it's day for removal has arrived. Bill carefully prepares the wall with the appropriate prep coat so that stripping will present few hassles. Wall paper can easily remain on the walls 10 years and sometimes 20 years and longer, depending on the care it receives.