Painting over wallpaper liner on walls

Old 03-21-06, 03:55 PM
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Painting over wallpaper liner on walls

Does anyone have experience of a paint job done over the heavy duty wallpaper liner (paintable). I am considering putting Cavalier Heavy-Duty wallpaper liner on the walls in my kids' rooms and then painting over. Liner manufacturer suggests to leave space between sheets of liner to be filled and smoothed subsequently with joint compound. I am just wondering if that truly would work. The present wall texture is knock-down. Thanks,
Old 03-21-06, 06:13 PM
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I believe I know what you type of paper you are referring to. Basically an off white embossed paper which is intended for paint. I have never hung it but have painted it several times - always looked good. I don't remember seeing any noticable joints and believe I would have spotted joint compound but the hanger could have used a different material to seal the edges. The paper was always hung on slick drywall so I don't know if wall texture will make a difference.
Old 03-29-06, 07:44 AM
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Yes, I've done this many times. And Cavalier's is the best. Install liner paper, butting the seams, than float out the seams with joint compound. Sand smooth, and prime with an acrylic primer.

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