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Unprimed drywall: what treatment before hanging wallpaper?

Unprimed drywall: what treatment before hanging wallpaper?

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Old 12-02-13, 09:49 AM
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Talking Unprimed drywall: what treatment before hanging wallpaper?

Hello everyone, this is my first post here so thanks in advance for any reply.

I am hanging wallpaper for the the first time in my home; we have stripped (with a steamer) and replaced wallpaper fine on some walls, but in one of them the underlying paint was way too damaged, and we had to remove it completely.

So here I am, in front of an unprimed drywall: what products do I have to use? I read everywhere that I need priming/painting before hanging wallpaper, but I am slightly confused as I saw that priming is recommended before both painting and hanging wallpaper.

I don't want paint, I just want to hang my wallpaper; so what should I do?
  • priming for paint, then painting, then priming for wallpaper, then hang wallpaper?
  • priming for wall, then hang wallpaper?
  • priming for paint, then paint, then hang wallpaper?


Please enlighten me...
 
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Old 12-02-13, 10:31 AM
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Welcome to the forums!

I like to see an oil base primer applied and then the sizing [wallpaper primer] That will give you a good chance of being able to remove the paper at a later date while still retaining your sanity.
 
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Old 12-02-13, 10:54 AM
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I like to see an oil base primer applied and then the sizing [wallpaper primer] That will give you a good chance of being able to remove the paper at a later date while still retaining your sanity.
If there was a like button on this forum, I'd hit it so hard after reading the above post it would shatter. Absolutely, under no circumstances apply wallpaper (I could stop hear, but that's just a personal thing) without priming and sizing your drywall first.
 
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Old 12-02-13, 11:08 AM
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Ugh. I hate wallpaper - any chance you can be talked out of using it in the first place?
 
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Old 12-03-13, 04:43 AM
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So I need two primers - one to simply make the drywall stick, and one specifically for the wallpaper? Good tips, I think I will go with that.

And thanks for the welcome!
 
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Old 12-03-13, 04:47 AM
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mitch17,

can't do, it's the wife who decided for it
that, and the smile on my daughter's face when she saw the Disney wallpaper made it worth.

How do you quote other messages here? I can't see an obvious "quote" button anywhere.
 
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Old 12-03-13, 05:06 AM
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There is a little cloud like icon on the right of the top line on the quick reply box - click on it to post quotes.

The oil base primer is to adequately seal the drywall so the wallpaper paste won't suck thru and bond the wallpaper directly to the drywall. Failure to seal the drywall means that you'll have a hard time stripping the paper and will likely damage the drywall during the removal process.

I've only helped hang paper a few times although I've rolled on a lot of sizing. I don't know exactly what it does but it's recommended as part of the wallpaper prep process.
 
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Old 12-03-13, 09:04 AM
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There is a little cloud like icon on the right of the top line on the quick reply box - click on it to post quotes.
Thanks! A bit hidden, but works.
 
 

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