Partition Recovery: What It Is and Why It’s Important

Give your operable walls an updated, fresh look by replacing the old vinyl, fabric, or carpet coverings.

The Process

Recovering operable walls and air walls is not as simple as recovering a room or hallway. To be properly done, various trim items must be removed from the wall panels prior to installation of new wallcovering. Vertical panel edges often also must be removed and reinstalled The recovering is done with the panels hanging in their normal positions.

Problems that can develop:

  • Rust underneath the old wallcovering
  • Wallcovering that has been applied with an adhesive that’s too strong to allow stripping
  • Substituting thicker or thinner wallcovering than what was on the panels originally

Recovering operable walls and airwalls always involve a lot more than just stripping the old covering and applying the new one. Our crews know what types of adhesives to use, how to remove and reinstall trim and vertical edges properly, and how to prepare panel faces for the new wallcovering. Recovering is definitely an activity where it pays to spend more to get the job done the first time.