how to paint/wallpaper formica walls in kitchen

Old 03-04-01, 10:11 AM
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I live in a modular home. Someone put formica on the kitchen walls before I moved in . Being on a tight budget I canot replace the wall covering. So I am going to paint & wallpaper. I do not know how to prepare the formica. It is a new challenge for me. I would appreciate any help, thankyou!
Old 03-05-01, 05:26 AM
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I have never papered over formica, but if I was to do it I probably would lightly sand the surface and prime with kilz prior to hanging the paper, a more permanate application may be to use a vinyl over vinyl paste (VOV)

As for the painting, formica walls will need to be sanded lightly and primed with kilz original (also Zinsser Bins 1-2-3 water based primer claims to adhere well to this) allow to dry and paint 2 coats of wall paint. For a more permanate bond and if you are going to paint any formica countertops I will suggest useing the products and application here

Hope this helps.

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