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David Dillinger

Olde English Painting
(312) 622-2292
5550 Gable ct.
Hanover Park, IL 60133

Being an Artisan of Paint and Wallpaper for 40 years I offer Personal Service and Expertise at Affordable Prices. From Commercial Wallcoverings to the Finest Silks, your Walls are in Good Hands.

License: oldeenglish


  • 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.

  • Bradbury and Bradbury

    Each graduate of this class is trained in the correct application methods to insure the beauty and precision required in these installations of these Victorian and Craftsmen era custom design schemes. The measuring and installation process is covered, ranging from engineering the room and proper placement of the friezes to how to achieve all the delicate placement of flowers, birds, etc., so that they are set according to the plan in the appropriate placement, adjusted for the site.

  • Commercial Installation 101

    Completion of this class will mean the student is proficient at: measuring for commercial vinyl goods, setting up a commercial jobsite, pulling vinyl wallcovering through a machine and creating proper commercial seaming through overlapping and doublecutting. Students will have understand how to handle patterning and how to follow up on a punchlist.

  • 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.

  • Lincrusta 100

    Each graduate of this specialty class will learn the skills to handle this unique and historical three dimensional wallcovering. This class includes discussion of layout, wall preparation, material handling and ordering. Students also learn cleaning, trimming, adhesive use, application techniques and fundamental finishing methods.

  • Lincrusta 200

    This advanced class with provide graduates with the techniques for installing staircases and more complicated and detailed areas. Students will advance into ceiling applications and additional finishing techniques.

  • 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.