Most people walk into a wallpaper shop with the intention to buy cheap wallpaper in Singapore to fill up their blank walls. Instead of buying cheap wallpaper, we strongly recommend you to select wallpaper that will match your style. These are the different styles generally available for Korean wallpaper or European wallpaper in Singapore:
We strongly encourage home owners to use paper-backed vinyl wallpaper that can be cleaned and most importantly it can be easily removed by simply ripping off the wallpaper from the wall. Generally speaking, paper-backed vinyl wallpaper can be pulled from the wall while it is dry. Starch is the main ingredient of all wallpaper pastes and it softens after a soak time of 15 to 30 minutes. With paper-backed vinyl, the vinyl part gets pulled off the wall and the paper backing gets soaked with water and then scraped off easily. All other types of materials are not advisable especially DIY adhesive wallpaper as they leave a strong sticky paste on the wall; imaging peeling a huge "price tag sticker" from your wall.
Next is to decide what wallpaper design is best suited for your feature wall, an area of your room that stands out. It can be done in bold colours and patterns, and does not make the room seem too over-powered. You can decorate feature wall in same colours as accessories that you will be using in the room.
After selecting the wallpaper for your feature wall, you can decide the remainder of the walls covered with plain wallpaper usually similar and lighter colour than the feature wallpaper. Most plain wallpaper can be found easily under the “Minimalist” or “Elegant” wallpaper categories. The final process of the selection is to calculate the number of rolls of wallpaper for each room. Below is a quick guide for calculation:
Generally, most of the HDB or Condo homes in Singapore (after 1990s) do not need any preparation as most have good wall plastering and painting finish. However, do check for wall defects such as unevenness, caving, stones, debris, prolonged stained, mouldy or burnt marked, etc. You can engage contractors to rectify defects, plaster or remove previously installed wall paper or murals (old). Priming or applying sealer is strongly recommended for the following situations:
Most wallpaper shop in Singapore will take about 3-5 days to order and ship the Korean wallpaper and 5-10 for European wallpaper into Singapore. You may use this period to prepare your wall for wallpaper installation.