Who’s the Wallpapering Winner?

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Students from across the UK are waiting to find out if they have done enough to be crowned the country’s top apprentice paperhanger.

The Apprentice Paperhanger of the Year competition, organised by the Painting and Decorating Association (PDA) with the help of sponsor Brewers, recently put nine students to the test at The Hub, Doncaster.

They now face the wait for the results, which will be announced at the PDA National Networking Event and Gala Dinner in October.

The annual competition, which lasts for a seven hours, was split into two different categories, including a new entrant and senior level.

Neil Ogilvie, Chief Executive of the PDA, said: “Both categories were challenging, especially in a competition setting.

“All of the students came to win, but remained supportive to their peers, they were an absolute credit to the industry.”

Five new entrant competitors were given the task of wallpapering a three-sided booth, whilst the remaining four senior apprentices had a much more advanced specification.

They were required to wallpaper a mock living room, a fire surround and internal angles, as well as inlay panels and borders.

Who’s the Wallpapering Winner?
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