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Key Takeaways From the 2022 Wallpaper Installers Association Conference

PJ heads to New Orleans for the annual conference.

Key Takeaways From the 2022 Wallpaper Installers Association Conference

Founded in 1974, The Wallcovering Installers Association (WIA) is an international organization of wallcovering installers dedicated to superior craftsmanship. One of the highlights of the year was the WIA’s annual conference in New Orleans. With the promise to “jazz up your skills,” we headed to The Big Easy and met with nearly 150 paperhangers throughout the three days of panels, demonstrations, and meetings. Here’s what we learned!

Wallcovering installers are highly skilled at hanging paper. They are experts at solving problems whether it be the walls, the material, or simply the region’s climate. At times, it is a high stakes job and therefore skilled paperhangers are the key to a successful installation.

By the very nature of the job, installers love to help each other by sharing tips and stories from the most successful installations. Whether it’s how they overcame an obstacle or learned a new trick, this community of paperhangers loves to share success stories with each other.

While we love a gorgeous room with perfectly hung wallcovering, we would not be here without acknowledging the fabulous installers out there hanging our wallcoverings with great skill and precision. It truly is a team effort. We’re proud of our relationship with the installer community and look forward to deepening these relationships.

Thank you to our trusted partners in the field: the paperhangers!

About Phillip Jeffries:

Now in its fourth decade, Phillip Jeffries has emerged as the industry leader in natural, textured and specialty wallcoverings. A manufacturer and importer of unique and fine quality textured wallcoverings, the company was founded in 1976 with just 10 grasscloths. From the humble beginnings of the family garage, Phillip Jeffries now stocks more than 1,000 ready-to-ship wallcoverings in their 60,000+ square foot headquarters. Working hand-in-hand with skilled artisans, Phillip Jeffries creates the design world's most beautiful and sought-after wallcoverings. For more information,