the tree85

07:19PM | 04/15/03
Member Since: 04/14/03
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i'm moving into a room that has a pink wallpaper. i want to paint it, but i don't have the time to take it off, plus i think it is painted straight on the drywall. I've read in previous threads that there is an effective way to prime and paint over the wallpaper? how is this done?


04:47PM | 04/17/03
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
If it is paper backed vinyl you should prime it with an oil based primer, and it does not have to be a fast dry type unless you want to put the finish paint on in the same day. Just be sure the paper is tight on the wall and the seams are not loose. Once you have primed the paper you can apply the latex finish of your choice.


06:17PM | 04/17/03
Member Since: 11/14/00
333 lifetime posts
I advise stripping the wallpaper off the wall even though it is more work because the wallpaper is not designed to be a back-drop for paint. The paint will come off with the wallpaper when the glue fails down the road.
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