DIY Or Hire A Pro To Install Wallpaper?

Have you found the wallpaper design you absolutely love?

If yes, maybe now you’re wondering whether or not to hang the wallpaper yourself or to pay a professional to hang it for you.

It’s a question that everyone often asked.

Paying someone to hang your wallpaper is not cheap and it often costs the same as what you pay for the wallpaper, sometimes more.

You might be looking for a way to cut down on costs.

Or you might be a pretty handy DIY type of person who’s up for a new home improvement challenge and can’t wait to slap on some wallpaper paste and start hanging.

Here are three things to consider before deciding whether to hang wallpaper themselves or to pay a professional to hang it for them.


Lots of people don’t know how much it costs to hang wallpaper and fair enough, it’s not an everyday expense.

Around Malaysia, you can expect to pay a professional wallpaper hanger around RM1500 per feature wall.

Factors that come into play when quoting for wallpaper hanging work include size of your feature wall, complexity of the work, condition of your wall, cost of your wallpaper and how many walls you want to get.

How handy are you?

Hanging wallpaper is not an easy job.

It’s messy, can take half a day per wall or longer and working out how long to cut each drop based on the pattern repeat can be quite perplexing.

With that in mind, if you consider yourself a fairly handy person who has done some renovation or home improvement work in the past and are in good physical condition, then you might be up for the challenge of hanging wallpaper.

If you don’t own a drill, have never painted a wall in your life, then I suggest to save your weekends and pay a pro to hang your wallpaper.

How fussy are you?

If you are prepared to live with a few flaws and will marvel at your handy DIY skills, then go for it.

If you can only live with a flawless, seamless finish, then I highly recommend you find a skilled professional to hang your wallpaper for you.

After all, you don’t want to be distracted from binge-watching the latest season of your favourite TV shows because of your flawed wallpaper.

One-Stop Solution To Wallcoverings

The best place to get all of your needs in Wallcovering & Fabrics is Wallpaper & Carpets Distributors (WCD).

It is located at Lot 1509, Batu 8, Jalan Klang Lama, Taman Desaria, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

WCD is currently Malaysia’s No. 1 Wallpaper & Carpet Distributor for  Korean, European, Luxury and Asian Wallpapers.

WCD offers over 10,000 designs across 450 collections of Wallcoverings.

The Wallcoverings vary from Paper Baked, Fabric Backed and Non Woven Backing which are suitable for offices, condominiums, apartments, hospitals, homes, banks, hotels and resorts.

WCD offers a vast range or Fabrics used for curtains and upholstery.

With over 50 collections, WCD also sells Sheers, Laces, Blackout Fabrics as well as Dim Out Fabrics that is suitable for homes, hospital and offices. Along with this, WCD sells Curtain Accessories like Tussels, Fringes, Metal Rods and others.

WCD, established in 1995, has since gained a reputation as one of Malaysia’s leading distributor of top brands of Wallcoverings.

It currently supplies to thousands of dealers all over Malaysia (inclusive of Sabah & Sarawak), Brunei, Vietnam, Mauritius and Singapore.

In addition, WCD also offers flooring materials such as Vinyl Sheets, Vinyl Planks, Vinyl Tiles, Carpet Tiles and many more.

With over 8 different Product Lines, over 15,000 designs, 500+ collections, WCD’s mission is to become the Number One Solution to Walls, Windows & Floors.