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David Cook, owner of DFranco Finishes, is here to provide you with expert information about painting, wallpaper, cabinet refinishing and decorating trends to help you make the right decisions about your upcoming home decorating projects.

The Paint and Paper Podcast David Cook, owner of DFranco Finishes

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David Cook, owner of DFranco Finishes, is here to provide you with expert information about painting, wallpaper, cabinet refinishing and decorating trends to help you make the right decisions about your upcoming home decorating projects.

    What is Wallpaper?

    What is Wallpaper?

    People either love or hate wallpaper because of their experience with it. But somebody else's bad experience does not necessarily have to be yours, too. Discover what is wallpaper and understand what you need to achieve the best results with different wallpapers!

    "If you had a bad experience with wallpaper, it's usually because of some bad installation." - David Cook

    Wallpaper for Your Home

    Wallpaper is no longer something that you can stick to a wall in your home. It comes in various designs and can be used for your bedroom, living room, kitchen, ceiling -- almost anywhere.



    It is also made up of different materials. Some can be made of paper at the front and fabric at the back, while others are made of the opposite way around.

    Different Types and Sizes of Wallpapers

    Wallpapers come in different types. The most popular ones are commercial vinyl. They are heavy and wash well. The other two other types are digital graphics and grasscloth.

    "How wide [a wallpaper] is can help determine how much you are going to need." - David Cook

    Typically sizes are 20.5 inches x 27 inches and 30 inches x 36 inches. It varies on the manufacturer of the brand supplier. So as you can see, not all wallpaper is the same.

    Nailing It With the Right Primer

    Not sure how much you will need for your home? You can work with a designer, paint store, and/or installer to help you out.



    Apart from the type and size, you also need to consider the primer you need to use. Wallpaper primers are different from paint primers. Understand what you need to do first and follow the instructions.



    To hear more about What is Wallpaper, download and listen to this podcast episode. Be empowered, make the best decisions for your home.





    Contact Paint and Paper



    D'franco Painting & Wallpaper

    paintandpaperquestions@gmail.com



    Got any questions or feedback? Want to be in a future episode? Send us an email! And if you enjoyed this episode on What is Wallpaper, leave us a 5-star rating and review. Tune in again next week for another informative and exciting episode!

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    Introducing the Paint and Paper Podcast

    Introducing the Paint and Paper Podcast

    Welcome to the Paint and Paper Podcast with your host David Cook! This show is your virtual guide that seeks to empower you with tips and insights to help you make the right decisions for your home decorating projects.

    "You should love the house that you live in." - David Cook on what they believe at DFranco Finishing

    Answer to the Homeowner's Dilemma

    David is the owner of DFranco Finishes. He has spent many years in the industry. Many homeowners would ask about what's the right thing to do when decorating their homes.



    That is what this show is about. Every week you will hear expert information and advice on topics, such as painting and wallpaper finishing. You will also get to hear about the trends in decorating.

    The Digital Advantage

    Not enough time to watch existing home finishing shows on TV? With this podcast is you can tune in anytime and anywhere you want.



    You don't have to miss an episode. You may download any of our Paint and Paper episodes from this website or from other platforms, and listen to it at a later time.

    Listen to Paint and Paper Every Week

    Download or subscribe from this podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play. Show notes and links are available to help you get the most out of the resources available.



    Tell others about this show, and don't forget to leave us a 5-star rating and review if you enjoyed it.

    Contact Paint and Paper



    DFranco Finishes

    paintandpaperquestions@gmail.com



    Got any questions or feedback? Send them to the email above and you might have a chance to be featured on the show!





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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

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SKnox19 ,

What a great find!

If you need help figuring our wallpaper, and boy there are a ton of questions I didn't realize needed to be asked, this podcast is invaluable. David is a knowledgeable expert when it comes to wallpaper! Thanks David!

jvan610 ,

One of a kind podcast on improving your home

This podcast is for anyone looking to improve the inside looks of their house. It has great insights and tips on how to do that, coming from someone with years of experience working in it everyday. If you are looking to make some home improvments, look no further then this podcast for advice.

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