5 Removable Wallpaper Tips


Change your wall and change your space!

Here are 5 tips for successful application.

1. Go for Quality. Make sure your paper is a good weight and not too sticky…just tacky. Not in design:)) To avoid damage to the walls choose a high quality brand of removable wallpaper.

2. Wash it. Clean the wall atleast 1-2 days before hanging. It must be completely dry.

3. Painted Wall? If you have painted or primed the wall, make sure you leave 3 weeks drying time after painting, before hanging your paper.

4. Protect the wall while hanging. Use something like a 3’ ruler behind the paper to protect the wall when using a utility knife to trim the paper.

5. Changing paper location? Keep the backing from your initial installation. Pull/peel from the top corner of first tile pulling down toward the floor (not out). Your paper won’t get stretched out of shape this way.

Remember to check the manufacturers guidelines too! This is a great way to add personality and elan to any room with the ability to remove and change design at will!

Check out these removable wallpaper vendors. (many offer samples for a fee)

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The Last 30 Days in East Bay Real Estate

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East Bay Market Report 

A brisk market with rising sale to list prices as the spring market begins. Inventory slightly up though buyer demand for homes in 50 neighborhoods of Oakland, Berkley and Alameda remains strong and competitive. 

Here are the stats for 4 neighborhoodS:


New 30
Active 41
Median Days on Market 14 

SOLD $1,117,500
New $1,145,000
Active $1,195,000
Sale to List Price 117% (+)

Patty: Sale to List Price rose 4% over last month as more, yet still limited inventory under $1.2m means bidding remains competitive nudging up final sale pricing. Number of homes SOLD doubled over last month with the rate of homes to market and active market remaining unchanged. 


New 5
Active 8
Median Days on Market 11

SOLD $1,285,000
Active $1,595,00
Sale to List Price 115% (+)

Patty: The $1.2m - $1.6m price point is the most active in this neighborhood with the number of homes sold doubling over last month while inventory remains unchanged with available homes selling quickly with the sale to list price at 4% more than the prior month. 

ALAMEDA (Island)

New 21
Active 31
Median Days on Market 16

SOLD $815,000
New $849,000
Active $850,000
Sale to List Price 109%

Patty: A few more homes to market this month than last with the Median pricing rising slowly but steadily. Sale to list Price up 1%. With home available under $1m, buyers are well-prepared to offer competitively, with an eye on homes with added value potential.  


New 6
Active 9
Median Days on Market 3

SOLD $3,125,000
New    $2,075,000
Active $1,995,000

Patty: The inventory has tripled as Spring arrives with 9 active listings. Recent sales drove up the median sale price with 2 recently sales coming in over over $3.5m. New listings range from just under $1m for 1338 SF for 3 Beds to the high $3m’s for a 5,463SF home of 7 beds.

Learn More about East Bay Home Pricing >

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PATTY ROGERS | The GRUBB Co. | Broker Associate, Lic #00669968  


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