Cost to Hang a Wallpaper Border

Updated: January 2017

Wallpaper Border Installation Cost CalculatorZip Code
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Wallpaper Border Labor, Basic 
Basic labor to hang wallpaper border with favorable site conditions. Prep up to 1 hr per 50LF - clean surface, patch defects. Apply primer/adhesive. Butt seams, align patterns. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
64 linear feet$0.00$0.00
Wallpaper Border Job Supplies 
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to hang wallpaper border including: masking tape and paper, surface repair and preparation material, primers, and cleanup supplies.
64 linear feet$0.00$0.00
 Unused Minimum Labor
Balance of 2 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.
Totals - Cost To Hang Wallpaper Border   
Average Cost per Linear Foot  

Get an INSTANT, detailed estimate of the cost to Hang a Wallpaper Border! Our free calculator uses up-to-date, trusted data to estimate typical subcontractor costs for a Wallpaper Border Installation project. For a basic 60 linear feet project in zip code 47474, the benchmark cost to Hang a Wallpaper Border ranges between $2.75 - $6.04 per linear foot.

To estimate costs for your project:

1. Set Project Zip Code Enter the Zip Code for the location where labor is hired and materials purchased.

2. Specify Project Size Enter the number of "linear feet" required for the project.

3. Re-calculate Click the "Update" button.


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Cost to Hang a Wallpaper Border - Notes and General Information

These estimates are for BASIC work performed in serviceable conditions by qualified trade professionals using MID GRADE materials. Work not mentioned on this page and/or work using master craftsman, premium materials and project supervision will result in HIGHER COSTS!

These estimates are NOT substitutes for written quotes from trade professionals. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for accurate assessments of work required and costs for your project - before making any decisions or commitments.

The cost estimate includes:

  • Costs for local material / equipment delivery to and service provider transportation to and from the job site.
  • Costs to prepare the worksite for Wallpaper Border Installation, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Costs for job cleanup and debris removal at project completion.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Wallpaper Border Installation jobs.

The cost estimate does NOT include:

  • Costs for removing, relocating, repairing, or modifying existing framing, surfacing, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems - or bringing those systems into compliance with current building codes.
  • Costs for testing and remediation of hazardous materials (asbestos, lead, etc).
  • General contractor overhead and markup for organizing and supervising the Wallpaper Border Installation. Add 15% to 23% to the total cost above if a general contractor will supervise this project.
  • Sales tax on materials and supplies.
  • Permit or inspection fees (or portion thereof) required by your local building department for your overall project.

Cost to Hang a Wallpaper Border - References

Wallpaper Border Installation - Average Cost Per Linear Foot

Expect to pay in the higher end of the price range for a licensed, insured and reputable pro - and for complex or rush projects.

To lower Wallpaper Border Installation costs: combine related projects, minimize options/extras and be flexible about project scheduling.

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