Painting Over Wallpaper ?


Old 05-23-03, 01:49 PM
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Painting Over Wallpaper ?

Do you have to use some kind of primer when painting with latex semi-gloss over existing wallpaper ?
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Old 05-23-03, 03:12 PM
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It is best to remove the wallpaper.

A blocking primer such as Zinsser 123 will help hide any colors in the wallpaper and provide a good bonding surface for the paint on top of the cleaned wallpaper.

Hope this helps.
Old 05-23-03, 04:36 PM
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Thank you Chris
Old 05-28-03, 02:21 PM
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My recommendation is don't paint over the wallpaper if you think you may ever want to remove the paper! I have two rooms that were done this way by prior owner - removing the paper takes days, yes days. I have to score it so that no more than one square inch remains unscored - then the steam will work slowly with lots of scraping. Wallpaper remover goop has no effect on it at all.
Old 05-28-03, 04:07 PM
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O.K. Annie ,thanks for the good advice!!! Roger
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