About WIA (Wallcovering Installers Association)

Formerly the National Guild of Professional Paperhangers (NGPP), the Wallcovering Installers Association (WIA) is the only trade association dedicated exclusively to the interests and needs of decorating contractors for wallcovering installers. Since its inception, the Association has assisted members with many things: continued education, information resources, networking opportunities, small businesses management assistance and exposure of the craft to the consuming public.

WIA wallpaper hangers and vinyl decorating contractors maintain high standards. Areas of high standards include the hanging of historic wallpapers, scenic murals, silk papers, bamboo, grasscloth and English pulp papers in addition to traditional fabric-backed and paper-backed vinyl materials. Paperhangers not only turn the plans of artists and designers into beautiful covered walls, but they perform a creative function and supply quality installation services.

As a professional wallcovering installer, you provide home and commercial building owners with a high level of creative ability and craftsmanship. Quality installation is essential for building owners. Especially those owners who want projects completed on time, on budget, and with the least amount of disruption.

WIA provides great opportunities for qualified, experienced paperhangers, but many wallcovering installers miss out because they operate in isolation. WIA bridges that gap and brings together the best in the wallcovering installation craft. In short, Association Members, Installer and Associate alike, "hang with the best."

Mission Statement

The mission of the Wallcovering Installers Association is to unite paperhangers for the purpose of upgrading their skills and knowledge, forming a genuine bond, encouraging good practices, good ethics and working for the betterment of the wallcoverings industry for decorating contractors.

Vision Statement

To be the recognized and respected authority for the wallcovering installation profession by exceeding consumer and industry expectations.


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