Group Imaging introduces an affordable way to theme your children's area. With custom printed wall paper and rigid stand-off characters. Our custom wallpaper is printed full color and can be installed using standard materials by any professional wall paper installation company or handyman.
Custom contour cut pop-out characters can be installed easily with French cleats, and our paper templates make it easy to line up, drill holes, and install to the desired position on your wall.
Scope: Your project needs to be defined as to the amount of space you plan to theme. This can be as simple as designating one wall to covering all of your children’s area with graphics. After this stage is completed we can give you a quote as to your cost of theming. To start your project please email email@example.com and we will contact you promptly.
Design: This involves taking exact measurements of walls going to be themed including identifying corners, doors, wall height and length. After the walls are measured and we have a palette to work with the process of determining your theme begins. This could be something very specific to your needs or as simple as a generic theme like a space age , treehouse, mining camp, Hollywood movies, etc. This step can take the longest to work through. You can work with your own graphics/illustration team or contract with ours. This project at Sun Valley Community Church was illustrated by Spencer Brinkerhoff III, with Studios B3, www.studiosb3.com
Materials: You will need to determine if you plan to use traditional wallpaper that can stay up a very long time of if you want to go with something designed for one to two years in an adhesive vinyl that you can remove and change your themes as time goes on. Besides wall coverings, we can create other graphics that are more three dimensional like ½” thick standoff characters attached to the walls as well as custom 3d Foam items like trees and other features. If you want an estimate of just the wallpaper costs you can calculate that at groupimaging.com/store//wallpaper.html and you can plug in the height and width of any standoff characters at: groupimaging.com/store/standoff-characters.html (we recommend you choose 13mm (1/2”) Sintra as the material for anything larger than 18” x18”). Note you can gang up more characters on one 48x96” sheet to create more economy.
Wall Preparation: If your existing walls are already smooth and painted, they are likely ready for receiving wall coverings. They do need to have an adhesion test to make sure the wallpaper/primer/paste combination works with your existing walls. We can send you samples to test your walls with. If your walls are not smooth and have an existing texture on them they will need to be taken back to a smooth surface (exception would be a block or brick wall that a special adhesive backed vinyl is appropriate for). This will usually require a local contractor to do some sanding of the wall and apply a new coat of drywall mud over the wall, commonly called “floating” the wall. It is not necessary to paint over the floated wall as we would recommend a primer designed to seal and create adhesion to the wallpaper.
Installation: The actual installation is just the same as installing any other pasted wallpaper and requires the same skills for pasting and aligning the seams and creating double cuts at those seams. If you opt for a shorter term adhesive backed vinyl you can overlap the edges and leave them in place.