04:15AM | 05/02/01
Member Since: 05/01/01
1 lifetime posts
(the following is a copy of my question from the "old" bulletin board.)
Here's a perpelxing situation: My parents' home, built in 1908, was wallpapered by a previous owner. The paper runs from the foyer all the way up to the 3rd floor w/the same brown-caste-to-the-design wallpaper. At best guess, the paper job was already a couple of years old when my folks moved
in during the early 1960's.
The wallpaper is now around 40 years old and has really darkened over the years. As part of a re-do of the foyer and entry hall, my folks wish to lighten things up. They want to paint and not go through the expense of hanging wallpaper that a future owner may not like.
The old wallpaperpaper is tight on the walls...the seams are tight. It's even still firmly attached to a couple of walls that have settled or were was bowed-out by some bathroom moisture damage (on the opposite side of a bathroom wall on an upper floor).
The magic question: Can we get away with simply sanding the seams, priming, then painting - OR- do we have to bite the bullet and strip off the old paper first?
Thanks for your opinions so far, and for all others in advance!



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

These stylish cabinets are a classier way to store laundry goods and give the room a sophisticated, polished look.  It turns out that many bath and kitchen cleansers contain chemicals that are dangerous to the skin and eyes, and often pro... So often we paint tiny nooks white to make them appear larger, but opting for a dark, dramatic wall color like this one—Be... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon