painting over wallpaper that has the vinyl coating removed


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Old 01-20-07, 06:25 PM
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painting over wallpaper that has the vinyl coating removed

I have a situation where the vinyl coating of wallpaper in a small bathroom had been removed which left the paper backing. Then, a primer was used to cover the entire area. Can I paper over this primer successfully, or even texture and paint? Help, please!
 
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Old 01-20-07, 08:59 PM
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i would prime that bathroom with a quality prime SEALER. Such as shields or kills or better yet bins. Open the windows and use a respirator if you are prone to fumes. Always best to remove the wallcoverings if you can....That backing can be substituted as a liner paper if its still tight on the wall..A fabric or cloth backed vinal might be good choices.
 
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Old 01-22-07, 10:24 AM
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what you should have done is soaked that backing with a hot water/fabric softener solution & removed it. but.........at this point:

if you want to re-wallpaper, you should use a "wallpaper primer" now, then hang your paper. that will provide you with a nice slip (meaning a surface that lets you slide the paper around on the wal easily) & will enable you to remove it easily in the future.

if you want to texture it, you can now, but you'll have to prime again before painting.
 
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Old 01-22-07, 02:22 PM
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If the primer was a solvent-based primer, then go ahead and paint. If it was a latex (acrylic) primer, then you need to prime again with a solvent-based primer.

A latex primer may allow just enough moisture thru to cause the paste on the backing to soften and come loose. Then you have a real mess on your hands.
 
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Old 01-24-07, 12:19 PM
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The answer depends on what kind of primer was used
 
 

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