Original wallpaper restoration for popular Sky Atlantic drama, Gangs of London Season 2, film set in East London
Mile End, East London E1
We were briefed by film set construction company to decorate two film sets for Gangs of London, season 2. A popular Sky Atlantic drama series, filmed in East London.
Film set design & construction differs greatly from conventional house decorating. For example, our set decorator can be working with a temporary film set including partition stud walls. But wallpaper hanging, especially wide width digital wallpaper requires specialist film set decorating skills. So it is necessary to call in professional wallpaper installers and film set decorators Phantom Painters and Decorators.
Film set decorating specialists using paint and wallpaper
Scope of work.
There were two film set decorating which our film set decorator carried out including undertaking wallpaper repair using salvaged wallpaper and another where we installed wide width digital wallpaper to match existing wallcovering from a strip torn off the wall.
Film Set One – digital wallpaper installation: A small section of existing prop wallpaper was removed, scanned and digitally printed by professional digital wallpaper printers to match existing wallpaper design and colour. Then our film set decorators hung the bespoke wallpaper print, which came in 1-metre width.
Film Set Two – duplex wallpaper repair and replacement: Our film set decorators skilfully carried out wallpaper restoration to existing film set using aged duplex wallpaper. And ensuring wallpaper pattern matching throughout the whole room.
The images below show what our film set decorators had to work with on both film sets before commencing set decorating work.
The image gallery above shows the two completed film sets.
The main challenge with film set decorating is limited time but we also had to contend with other challenges, including:
- Carrying out skilful and delicate wallpaper repair to previously installed ageing wallcovering that had peeled and torn in places.
- Installing digital wallpaper on non-lined, partly uneven surface and still ensure a professional installation. Even for filming where small blemishes may go unnoticed.
- Where a repair cannot be made we remove and replace existing wallpaper drops using surplus wallcovering. While ensuring sufficient length to replace and match.
- Completing all wallpaper installation and repair in one day to avoid disruption to the filming schedule.
Film set decorators complete wallpaper installation for Gangs of London scenes
With 30-years wallpaper hanging experience under our belt, our film set decorators had overcome the challenges to produce wonderful results.
- The digital wallcovering installation and wallpaper repair were completed on schedule. With ample time for filming the following week.
- Wide width installation and duplex wallpaper repair carried out successfully. Particularly to good standard and the repairs unnoticeable.
- Considerable time was saved from having to remove wallpaper from the entire film set. Specifically by choosing and installing an alternative design and pattern appropriate for a criminal gangland drama set in East London.
- Importantly, very happy production designers.
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