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Jeanette Gilbreath

Metropolitan Wallcoverings
(713) 392-7238
9419 Sanford
Houston, TX 77031

A fully-dedicated wallpaper professional with over 30 years in the trade. I install fine decorative products and materials such as leather, wood veneers, glass beads, silver closets, and hand printed murals as well as the traditional wallpapers. I enjoy working with designers, custom builders, and homeowners to help turn dreams into realities.

WIA Chapter: At-Large
License: jgilbreath@metropolitanwallcoverings.com

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.

  • Delicate Scenic Murals

    Dramatic, hand-painted silk murals are true artworks. They are also extremely sensitive to water and adhesive and require special handling. Graduates of this class are instructed on room layout, panel placement, trimming techniques, proper wall preparation and adhesive selection, along with special handling techniques.

  • 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.

  • Self Stick Digital Graphics

    The graduates of this class will be skilled in the installation of multiple self adhesive products. They will become familiar with the different materials, adhesive systems and the techniques and methods which lead to superior installations of these tricky to handle products.