• Saturday
  • Virtual Grand Hall
09:00 AM - 10:00 AMCatch up morning chit chat session

This is not part of the “official” event but it gives you the opportunity to catch up with some old friends and maybe make some new acquaintances.

10:00 AM - 10:10 AMOpening/Welcome By Mike DigilioPresident of WIA
10:15 AM - 10:45 AMUsing Lining Materials With Scenic Wallpapers By Barry BlanchardFinishing Touch Professional Paperhanging

Barry will describe the basic characteristics of blank stock, muslin, and acid-free lining paper so as to make future removal of scenic wallpapers possible. He will also include information on how to install the three materials and the mixing and application of a proper paste.

10:50 AM - 11:00 AMVendor Virtual Vignette – Mutoh America

Find out if a big printer from MUTOH could be part of your future. See how easy it is to print your own custom wallpaper. MUTOH makes printers that can print custom wallpaper and they want to show you how easy it can be to not just print your own wallpaper but how this can make you more profits and separate you from other installers. Find out how to get the designs you want, when you want, and as much as you want! No more dead stock. No more waiting for orders to arrive. Print your designs when you need them and for less than buying them. More than that, find out how you might expand your business with other types of jobs and protect it from any future pandemics. You’ll learn about the printers as well as how easy it is to create your wallpaper designs using simple software that MUTOH includes for free! This is a presentation you won’t want to miss,

11:05 AM - 11:15 AMVendor Virtual Vignette – York Wallcoverings By York Wallcoverings

Learn about what York Wallcoverings has to offer and what’s new in their collection.

11:20 AM - 11:50 AMIntro to Muslin By Steven KayePaper Craft Interiors

Hands on demonstration in the steps needed to make a handpainted scenic removable.

11:20 AM - 11:50 AMIntro to Muslin By Shawn Lawler
11:50 AM - 12:00 PMQuick Break
12:00 PM - 12:30 PMBeing Service Oriented and Safe in Today’s New Environment By Diana HalversonRevive Wallcoverings

Let’s talk about how we can prepare to keep a positive & safe outlook in today’s new normal while protecting ourselves & our clients.

12:35 PM - 12:45 PMTen Minute Clinic – Owning Your Worth as a Paperhanger By Sam Wright

Be inspired to realize your potential and worth as a professional wallpaper hanger and why the WIA is such a vital organization to your growth.

12:50 PM - 01:30 PMHanging Liner and Paper Over Muslin By Steven KayePaper Craft Interiors

Hands on demonstration in the steps needed to make a handpainted scenic removable.

12:50 PM - 01:30 PMHanging Liner and Paper Over Muslin By Shawn Lawler
01:35 PM - 02:00 PMOnline Estimating Tool for Commercial Jobs By Leo AcevedoDynamic Wallcovering, LLC.

Discuss estimating online and how it can help your business grow.

02:00 PM - 03:00 PMLunch on your own – Vendor Presentation Q&A Opportunity
03:00 PM - 03:10 PMTen Minute Clinic – How to Measure for Wallpaper By Chris KlockCreative Wall Interiors, Inc.

Short discussion about wallpaper estimation for residential and commercial.

03:15 PM - 03:25 PMVendor Virtual Vignette – Cavalier Wall Liner

Join Cavalier Wall Liners to learn about different liners and what works best with particular materials.

03:30 PM - 04:10 PMReverse Match Commercial Vinyl & Other Horrors By Eunice BokstromDesign Wallcovering

Commercial wallcovering is no longer boring random matches. Don’t get caught out on your next project – learn how to deal with these new design trends. We’ll teach you how to price, hang and conquer!

04:10 PM - 04:20 PMQuick Break
04:20 PM - 05:00 PMProfiling: The Ins and Outs of trimming to complex moldings By Phil ReinhardArtech Wallcovering / Reinhard Wallcovering LLC

See multiple techniques for getting that perfectly tailored look where wallcoverings meet complex molding profiles. Various methods and a few tricks to make this often difficult task easier will be shown and discussed.

05:05 PM - 05:15 PMTen Minute Clinic – Time is Money By Bill KelseyKelsey Wallcovering Company

Tips and tricks I’ve learned through 50 years to save time.

05:20 PM - 05:30 PMVirtual Vendor Vignette -Steve Boggess Paper Hanging Tools: Tips, Products and Uses By Steve BoggessSteve Boggess Paperhanging

Discover how Steve’s cutting edge products can make your life easier while you become an even better paperhanger with the finest specialized, hard-to-find tools and supplies.

Steve is proud to feature Kyokuto Sanki tools. You can’t find better implements to keep your work looking great and lasting a long time. Also learn more about Steve’s own innovation, the Double Cutting Kit using poly carbonate. This easy-to-use system ensures that your double cuts won’t damage underlying primer.

05:35 PM - 06:20 PMHow to Remove Muslin By Steven KayePaper Craft Interiors

Hands on demonstration in the steps needed to make a handpainted scenic removable.

05:35 PM - 06:20 PMHow to Remove Muslin By Sean Lawler
06:30 PM - 06:45 PMClosing By Susan MacunaMacuna wallpapering llc