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# Complete idiot to wall effects....help?

#1
09-21-05, 12:30 PM
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Complete idiot to wall effects....help?

After searching various methods on the internet, I've come to the
conclusion that a tear-and-paste method such as WallpaperIllusions is
the avenue to choose.

Our home is the epitomy of a fixxer-upper, and while I've created
gorgeous gardens outdoors, the inside is the last thing I have attempted
because there is so much to be done.

While I liked the idea of torn brown paper bags for an effect, I don't really
want the walls to be brown. This place needs color and less clutter.
I assumed it would be easier, cheaper and quicker to go with a ready-to-go
product such as WallpaperIllusions. Would I be safe in assuming such?
I would hate to paper and paint.

Also, I'm still in the process of doing my homework, but do I understand
it correctly that I will need to sand the textured walls, then paint them
with a primer?

I would appreciate any input. Thank you so much.

#2
09-22-05, 09:21 PM
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Location: St. Louis MO
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Yes, sand them, prime them with a suitable pre-wallcovering primer, and install the Paper Illusions. Stuff goes up nice and easy.

#3
01-19-08, 06:52 PM
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Join Date: Sep 2005
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Update - Brownbagging the walls!

Just an update, I've since done something with our
walls, and chose the same method Bonnye Manning
suggested.

In fact, I was researching a finish for the floors when
I came across a post with Bonnye's instructions, so
it reminded me to update this thread.

I've since been having quite a ball with the brown
bag method / faux finish for walls.

http://www.wuvie.net/brownbagwalls.htm