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Old 06-26-2009, 02:04 PM   #1
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Replacing wallpaper border, do I need to paint?

I have finished walls in a kids bedroom, which had a border through the middle of the room.

I successfully removed the border cleanly, to put up the "big boy" border now... but noted it's not as wide as the previous border. Thus, there will be about 0.5~1.0 inch exposed that previously wasn't.

As I mentioned, the wall is finished, however the now exposed portion (which was previously covered by the old border) is "dulled" compared to the rest of the wall.

Is there a way to get this to blend better with the rest of the wall? I prefer to not have to paint the whole room -- as it is still in great shape and matches the motif that we are changing the room to. We were hoping to be able to just change the border -- then realized the size difference in borders (oops!).

Is there a latex clear coat of some kind which can be painted on to put the semi-gloss back in to the room?

Any answers appreciated! TIA!

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Old 06-27-2009, 05:56 AM   #2
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Replacing wallpaper border, do I need to paint?

Is there a way to get this to blend better with the rest of the wall?

If you have left over paint, you COULD try to touch up but best bet would be to re paint.

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