Water damaged wallpaper is messy, unsightly, possibly moldy and can be a lot of work to correct.
We have just completed a home in which 6 rooms were damaged from last winters severe storms. Of the six rooms four of them were wallpapered and the wallpaper had been damaged and in two cases, the wallboard in areas had to be replaced.
The opportunity to match the wallpaper that was still intact and in original shape as when it was installed was now impossible as we could not find any matches as the wallpaper was in excess of fifteen years old.
What to do now?: (as we were working with an insurance company they gave us two options but wanted to make sure it was done correctly).
We performed the following steps in correcting the damaged wallpaper to rewallpaper:
(the picture to the right is surface mold behind the wallpaper)
To change from wallpaper to paint: