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Old 02-10-2012, 03:12 PM   #1
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What is the best product to prime over old wallpaper befor painting it. I am not going to strip the wallpaper off.


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Old 02-10-2012, 09:31 PM   #2
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zinsser cover stain oil base primer ,about 22 dollars at the big box


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Old 02-10-2012, 09:40 PM   #3
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Gee I hope some of the real that do this for a living, home remodelers chime in here on this one.
Horrible idea, Painted wall paper is next to impossible to remove.
Paint may loosen the glue.
It will look like painted wall paper.
Anyone that tells you it's a good idea would have to be DIY that's never had to deal with the after effects.
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I agree... Do yourself a favor and remove it. You'll be glad you did. Its not as bad as you think. score it with a tigar add a little fabric softener to some water and saturate fluently! Let it soak in... Make sure its very wet and scrap it off with a firm putty knife.
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Old 02-14-2012, 04:38 PM   #5
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Just do it properly and remove it
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I have said it before. When I see painted over wallpaper I immediately start wondering what other compromises a homeowner has made. Nothing says "I don't really care about my home" more than painted over paper.
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:41 PM   #7
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I also remember reading somewhere (it might have been on here) that painted wallpaper can sometimes detach from the wall. The primer and paint are too heavy for the paper.

It might be more intensive, but you should most likely remove it.
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:02 AM   #8
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don't paint it

My wife hired a pro while I was way one week who did an exceptional paint job over wall paper in our bathroom, until the seams started to show. Then it was three times the work to strip and patch. DONT paint over and effort down the drain. You are delaying the inevitable
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Old 04-01-2012, 01:40 PM   #9
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Remove! I did like two rooms, just add hot water to some dish soap spray on heavy sit for ten and strip. It's a bit messy but you will thank yourself when you see clean fresh painted walls


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