Warning: session_start(): Cannot send session cookie - headers already sent by (output started at /home2/customwh/public_html/wall-refinishing.php:2) in /home2/customwh/public_html/phpheader.php on line 35

Warning: session_start(): Cannot send session cache limiter - headers already sent (output started at /home2/customwh/public_html/wall-refinishing.php:2) in /home2/customwh/public_html/phpheader.php on line 35
<noscript> <h1>customwholesaleblinds.com – Your Source for affordable, yet high quality Window Blinds and Shades. Check out this blinds site: <a href="http://www.customwholesaleblinds" target="_blank">CustomWholesaleBlinds.com</a> </h1><br><br> Find a room darkening pleated or cellular shades along with bamboo shades or woven woods. <p> We don't offer brands like Hunter Douglas Blinds, Levelor Blinds (levolor), Bali Blinds, Graber Blinds or other brand names. <br> NOTE: Our site requires that you have scripts and frames turned on. Thank you. <br> <div align="center"> <H1>customwholesaleblinds.com – Your Online Source for High Quality & Affordable Window Blinds & Shades</H1><H3>Online Selection of Window Blinds & Shades</H3> </div> </noscript>
Faux Wood Blinds * Vertical Blinds * Cellular Shades * Aluminum Blinds * Bamboo Blinds * Roman Shades * Sun Shades
customwholesaleblinds.com – Your Online Blinds Resource
Contact CustomWholesaleBlinds
Phone: 1-888-877-1860
Hours (eastern time):
Mon-Fri: 9:00am till 5:00pm
Sat-Sun: Closed


Home »   Home Decorating Articles »   Wall Refinishing

Blinds Categories:

Wood Blinds
• 1" Wood Blinds
• 2" Premium Wood Blinds

Faux Wood Blinds
• 2" Express Faux Wood Blinds
• 2" Premium Faux Blinds
• 2 1/2" Faux Wood Blinds

Vertical Blinds
• Smooth & Rib PVC Verticals
• Embossed PVC Vertical Blinds
• Fabric & PVC Backed Verticals

Cellular Shades
• Light Filtering Shades
• Room Darkening & Blackout

Specialty Verticals
• Faux & Wood Blinds
• Sheer Vertical Blinds

Window Shadings
• Illusions Shades

Aluminum Blinds
• 1" Mini Blinds

Bamboo Blinds
• Light Filtering Styles
• With Privacy Liner Backing

Sun Control Shades
• More Light, Less Privacy
• Less Light, More Privacy

Roller Shades
• Room Darkening Shades

Arch Tops
• Faux & Cell Arch Shades

Skylight Shades

Wall Refinishing

A reader sent in a request for information (yippee!) Here is their question:
I have walls that are rough. I am interested in upholstering them with fabric. How do I do that?

I consulted with my favorite General Contractor on this one, my husband. He said you can
(a) sand the wall smooth. This may only work on a wall that is lightly textured. A heavier texture may too difficult and/or require a great deal of preparation.
(b) Spackle (fill with plaster/drywall mud) until smooth. (We did this in our own home, in order to refinish a wall in our office/loft.) This can be time consuming. You need to a good finisher, or an experienced "do-it-yourselfer."
(c) Cover the entire wall with a thin layer of gypsum board (drywall). This is a more expensive solution. Again, you’ll need a good finisher.
I would like to offer a fourth possibility,
(d) wrapping panels with fabric, and applying them to the wall. This is a method I have used in my commercial work. Fabric wrapped panels are typically used in conference/boardrooms. This type of installation can leave an obvious vertical seam. Fabric panels make an excellent service to hang presentation materials, and conceal the tack marks (assuming a suitable fabric is selected.) This is probably the most expensive solution. For home use, one might want to do one wall of a room. This would be great for a child’s room or recreation room. On the fabric wrapped surface you can hang "your budding artist’s" work, or your own artistic creations.

I also conducted a search on this topic, and found a great site with wall preparation guidelines. They give advice for rough surfaces, as well as other materials. Here is the link or URL: The Internet Wallpaper Store – Preparing Walls. (This is not a site I am affiliated with.)

I know some of my tips are long. This often can not be helped because different e-mail programs have different linking requirements. Therefore, I often end up providing long, multiple, URL’s. (Heaven forbid, software developers should get together and standardize e-mail. That will never happen.) I hope you understand.

Catherine Foust McGivern, NCIDQ Certified
Design Firm Principal


5350 NW 165th St, Miami, Florida 33014   Phone: 1-888-877-1860   Email: CustomerService@customwholesaleblinds.com
Copyright - customwholesaleblinds.com    Home Decor Partners    Website Comments    Trade Organizations    Blinds 101