Painting over decals/stickers


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Old 04-23-15, 09:15 PM
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Painting over decals/stickers

The previous owner of my house decided that covering the garage walls with various large decals was a good look. I tried peeling them off, but the only one that would budge took the underlying paint and drywall paper with it. I'd like to just paint over these things.

I bought and used a spray can of Sherwin Williams bonding primer. What's my best bet from here? Do I need to use a latex or oil based primer, specifically?
 
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Old 04-23-15, 09:19 PM
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Any paint will cover them but you'll always see that it was a decal as it will have a raised surface.

Did you try heating them with a blow dryer for removal ?
 
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Since you've already primed over the decals it will be a lot harder to remove them. At this point I'd spread a thin layer of joint compound over/around the decal, sand when dry and texture if needed.
 
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Thanks, guys.

The bonding primer spray that I used just lightly dusted the decals. I think I still need to prime them again, as well as the rest of the darker colored walls. Being an aerosol, I assume the bonding primer is oil based. Does this mean that I need to used an oil based primer, or can I use latex?
 
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You should be able to use any latex primer or paint over oil base primer [shellac based too]
 
 

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