06:58PM | 07/19/07
Member Since: 07/18/07
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Help! I have to paint the walls inside my house. I don't wish to put a lot of money or time into this because i only rent my home. But, the problem is, when i moved in 6 years ago, we washed the walls and a lot of the paint came off. There is also wall paper underneath and i don't know how many times it has been painted over and with what kind of paint. It looks terrible now and needs something done. I really don't wish to remove the wallpaper, it is not peeling off, and i don't want into that kind of mess. What kind of paint do i use for the best job that won't come off.

Beth A


04:55AM | 07/20/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
If I had a rental and someone painted over paper, not only would the damage deposite be used to repair the damage and also bill them for the extra money that it takes to restore the walls.

Painting over wallpaper is not a good thing to do.

That said it looks like the damage is alreay done. But I would still make sure the owner agrees with doing this.

Paint won't do any good.


I would go over it light with a drywall sander. Then wash down with TSP. The idea get any loose or flaking stuff off.

Then if you have any chipped or broken edgs where the paint has come off that will show through a finished coat you want to skim coat with drywall compound and then sand.

Then you want to use a primer to SEAL in everything.

I have not tried it, but probably Gardz would be a good primer to use.

THEN you can paint.


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