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Sandra Catlett

RTA Inc.
(214) 351-4870
10939 Shady Trail, #B-2
Dallas, TX 75220

In business for over 30 years in the Dallas area performing high end delicate installations. Hand-painted silk panels, glass beads, plant based papers and non-porous laminates. Leather and fabric wall upholstery, drawer and cabinet liners. Installers to the trade. We travel.

WIA Chapter: At-Large

Accreditations

  • Boutique and Designer Wallcoverings

    This class covers the many choices of wallcovering which are often found in a high end residential setting. A graduate of this session will be exposed to how to estimate for the unique widths and lengths of material, how to inspect what you receive, how to properly trim and how to complete the installation of these rarified goods. The students will also be involved in the specific choices regarding which paste is most appropriate to use (and how to make that decision). Additional focus will be on how to work with this type of customer and designer for an easy path forward on the project.

  • Foils and Mylars

    Graduates of this class will have become skilled with handling and installing the various forms of metallic content wallcoverings, especially laminated foils. They will understand the limitations of the material, the proper care which is needed to inspect and trim the material as well as the need to control the area in order to prevent any unexpected events during installation. Proper adhesive selection, recommended techniques for smoothing and the care/cleaning of the material once installed are all covered in this class.

  • Residential Wallcovering Installation

    Graduates of this course are skilled in how to select and apply wallcovering approved primers to common wall surfaces, how to measure for wallcoverings, how to layout/engineer the installation and, finally, how to balance installations in order to achieve the best possible look for the combination of the room, the specific material and the methods of installation. Details such as seam placement, HVAC vents and outlet/switch covers are addressed. Additional topics include: selecting the ceiling line placement and all installation details for both pre-pasted and unpasted wallcoverings. This is considered a basic level class.