- Q: What is Rollerwall design painting?
Design painting with Rollerwall is an amazing way to decorate walls. Using a technique called wallprinting, it actually prints a wallpaper pattern directly on walls using any ordinary latex paint. It looks just like wallpaper, but costs as little as ordinary paint, and lasts twice as long as either!
- Q: Do I have to be a painter to be in the wallprinting business?
No. As with any business, the key to success is marketing and management. Painters can be hired as employees or independent contractors.
- Q: How much money can be made in wallprinting?
Entrepreneur Magazine did a study and reported a gross of $72 per hour resulting in a net profit of $60,000 per year before taxes. The study took place in 1983. Based on today's prices, the Entrepreneur study may well exceed $100,000 per year net.
- Q: How long does it take to learn wallprinting?
With our comprehensive training manual, the process can be self-taught in an afternoon.
- Q: How does the pattern come down the wall straight?
Did you take one look at Rollerwall and say to yourself: "Wow, this looks great, but how am I supposed to keep the roller straight down the wall? I can't even draw a straight line!"
Don't worry, it's much easier than all that. Do you want to hear a secret? Rollerwall pattern rollers do NOT need to be applied nearly as straight as actual wallpaper!
It's true. With wallpaper, even the slightest alignment error will be noticed immediately. Not so with Rollerwall. Because you print only a design directly on the wall (the background color comes from the color of the wall itself), small variations in the alignment of the pattern will be invisible. You do not need to mark off the wall, or use any alignment markers at all.
Plus, our professional equipment packages come with the Rollerwall Vertical Alignment Guide, which assures true vertical pattern alignment when applying multi-color patterns. With just one quick glance at this high-quality precision instrument, you will easily be able to apply perfectly vertical patterns every time, without any experience at all.
All you need to do is start in the corner of the room, and simply roll your first vertical pass down the edge of the wall, using the corner as your guide. This first pass will serve as your guide for the next pass, and so on down the wall. It's all done quickly and easily, without any markers or plumb lines needed. Anyone can do it!
- Q: What if the walls are not perfectly plumb?
Unlike wallpaper, where even small errors in placement of the paper can be seen, wallprinting only puts a pattern on the wall, so small differences can't be noticed.
- Q: What about rough or textured walls?
The design rollers are flexible enough to fill in rough, textured or uneven walls, including cinder block. Even walls that are too rough to be wallpapered can be beautifully wallprinted. You can even roll the pattern directly into wet plaster to acheive a textured look without any paint at all.
- Q: What if I make a mistake on the wall?
No problem. Errors are easily touched up or erased with a dab of paint. Wallprinting cannot damage walls.
- Q: How does the roller get into corners?
Wallprinting creates its own natural half-inch border. The border is attractive, just like the frame around a picture. It can be seen by looking carefully at some of the pictures in our wall gallery.
- Q: What about light sockets, air registers, and other obstacles?
They are easily removed with a screwdriver. It takes only about ten minutes to prepare an average room for wallprinting.
- Q: What about windows/doors, small spaces, sloped ceilings, etc.?
A simple masking technique ensures that every part of every wall gets completely wallprinted. More sophisticated techniques are described and illustrated in our full Training Manual. There is no wall or room that cannot be successfully wallprinted.
- Q: Is wallprinting better than wallpaper?
Yes, because it cannot peel or tear, there are no seams, and it never needs to be steamed off. Wallprinting is easily removed by repainting.
- Q: How does wallprinting compare with the cost of wallpaper or paint?
Wallprinting is much cheaper than wallpaper. It is even cheaper than an ordinary paint job, because a patterned wall hides dirt so well that it lasts twice as long.
- Q: Why haven't I seen wallprinting before?
You probably have, but you thought it was wallpaper. Wallprinting has been used in thousands of hotel/motel rooms, apartment buildings, condos, hospitals, nursing homes, theaters, and even on network TV shows! The famous Radio City Music Hall was wallprinted during a major renovation. Millions of walls have already been decorated with wallprinting.
- Q: Why haven't I seen wallprinting advertised?
Successful wallprinters get plenty of business without advertising. Word of mouth is by far the most effective form of generating business. Our office is often called by customers looking for wallprinters.
- Q: Do I have to be a salesperson in order to be successful?
No. Wallprinting sells itself. Just show prospects the beautiful wallprinting samples that you will make according to the instructions in the Training Manual.
- Q: Is it difficult to find qualified help?
No. Wallprinting is easy to learn, so finding qualified employees is no problem.
- Q: How do I get my prospects and leads?
A small ad, no bigger than a business card, placed where painters and wallpapers are advertised, will get you started. A booth rented in a Home & Garden show will bring in customers. you can even get free advertising by wallprinting a retail shop or a church at no charge in return for the right to place a small "THIS IS NOT WALLPAPER" poster on the wall. With so many walls that need decorating, you will never run out of customers.
- Q: Is training available?
Wallprinting is so easy to learn that training is not needed. However, we can arrange for you to be trained by one of our successful wallprinters, if you wish.
- Q: What if I have more questions?
Contact us anytime via our contact form; we will be more than happy to answer any of your questions.