11:03AM | 08/09/04
Member Since: 08/08/04
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I have a house that is about 90 years old and wish to paint the living room walls. Currently on the walls covering plaster is two coats of wallpaper and a coat of paint on top of those. The plaster does have some small cracks as well.

Is the best thing to do to remove the wall paper with a paper tiger and vinegar or is there something (wallpaper) I can put over the whole thing to take the easy way out and then paint?


03:13AM | 08/10/04
Member Since: 07/28/04
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First,never take the easy way out.Rent a steamer for removing wallpaper.Less chemical mess and works the best.If the old plaster seems fairly stable,go for the removal , fix the cracks and make sure you get all the glue off.Then prime with a good sealer primer.
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