06:21PM | 07/07/05
Member Since: 03/28/04
20 lifetime posts
THe joys of wallpaper. We have a home that has OLD wallpaper in a bathroom. The walls were NOT prepped for wallpaper and we have peeled other rooms with this same problem. A HUGE PAIN!!!!!!!!!!! This wallpaper is NOT coming off easy. I have used Diff, vinegar and water, you name it, in the past,

Can we paint with a water based paint over this wallpaper??? A base paint and then the color that we want??? Thoughts???

OR, do we rent a steamer and that will save us BIG headaches????


04:06AM | 07/09/05
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
If the wallpaper is on the wall tight and it seems to be, all you need to do is prime it with an oil based primer and then apply the finish paint of your choice.


06:24AM | 08/08/05
Member Since: 08/07/05
1 lifetime posts
My wallpaper was old, probably 20 yrs. It was on the wall very well. No peeling, no bubbles, etc. I wasn't about to remove this crap. I primed over with sherwin williams OIL based primer, then did a faux suede textured finish. It looks great. The textured finish really hides any imperfections, as well as the seems. You cannot tell in any way that there is wallpaper underneath that paint.


06:37AM | 03/26/08
Member Since: 03/25/08
2 lifetime posts
Do you have to sand?

Can you use water based primer then water based paint?

Have you ever heard of Gripper primer.
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