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Old 05-10-2018, 09:01 AM   #1
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You’ve probably heard the old adage “the client is always right.” Unless you’re new to the workforce, you’ll know this isn’t always the case. Wallcovering experts get asked to perform some pretty ‘out-there’ tasks, but when it comes to commercial clients asking you to layer over old wall coverings, the process might not be just unfavorable — it could be illegal. Layer Over Wallcoverings in Commercial Settings
Have you been asked to layer over wallcoverings in a commercial setting?

How did you respond to the customer?
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Commercial, no, but my mom had me paper her house(years ago) which already had about 6 layers of paper on it!!
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Well, if it's illegal to layer then most hotel chains and many, many office buildings are in violation! I've seen as many as four layers of 54" vinyl, especially in hotels.
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We lost a pretty big wallpaper job, because I would not paper over the existing layers.

We were hired to wallpaper the executive offices and suites after a renovation. there was not much of the old paper left, so taking it down was no problem. They also wanted the lobby, call center, and hallways around the building redone. they wanted us to cut out price and time line down, by skipping the removal step. There were already 2 layers, that were both letting go at seams and corners. We gracefully said our process and price is not negotiable.
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Have you been asked to layer over wallcoverings in a commercial setting?

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I gather it's an open invitation to mold that makes it illegal? Seems like a nightmare to do regardless.
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Well, everybody in the commercial world it's standard practice, whether you think it's right or not!
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I gather it's an open invitation to mold that makes it illegal? Seems like a nightmare to do regardless.

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Well, everybody in the commercial world it's standard practice, whether you think it's right or not!
Proof, once again, the customer is most often wrong!
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Proof, once again, the customer is most often wrong!
Right or wrong, it's happened in thousands or hundreds of thousands of buildings. Don't kill the messenger!
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We lost a pretty big wallpaper job, because I would not paper over the existing layers.

We were hired to wallpaper the executive offices and suites after a renovation. there was not much of the old paper left, so taking it down was no problem. They also wanted the lobby, call center, and hallways around the building redone. they wanted us to cut out price and time line down, by skipping the removal step. There were already 2 layers, that were both letting go at seams and corners. We gracefully said our process and price is not negotiable.
Dang I hate cheapscapes. and then theyll wonder why there new wallpaper starts peeling...
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