Painting Wallpaper
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Painting Wallpaper (by GKARL [PA]) Jun 22, 2019 5:40 PM
       Painting Wallpaper (by razorback_tim [AR]) Jun 22, 2019 6:21 PM
       Painting Wallpaper (by Great Action [NC]) Jun 22, 2019 7:01 PM
       Painting Wallpaper (by DJ [VA]) Jun 22, 2019 8:44 PM
       Painting Wallpaper (by Alan [CA]) Jun 22, 2019 9:52 PM
       Painting Wallpaper (by AllyM [NJ]) Jun 23, 2019 10:05 AM
       Painting Wallpaper (by LindaJ [NY]) Jun 23, 2019 3:24 PM
       Painting Wallpaper (by DJ [VA]) Jun 23, 2019 5:25 PM
       Painting Wallpaper (by plenty [MO]) Jun 23, 2019 8:34 PM
       Painting Wallpaper (by Vee [OH]) Jun 23, 2019 8:42 PM
       Painting Wallpaper (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jun 28, 2019 7:42 AM

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Painting Wallpaper (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Jun 22, 2019 5:40 PM
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This is a question on the new place again. The previous owner painted over the wallpaper and some areas around the seams are coming loose. I'm planning on gluing those areas down and applying some joint compound on the seams and then re-painting after priming. I saw a Youtube video on a special type of primer that you can put on wallpaper. I definitely want to avoid removing it and getting the glue off the walls as that's very labor intensive. Trying to keep the cost down and get this ready to rent. Any pointers here?

--209.122.xx.xxx




Painting Wallpaper (by razorback_tim [AR]) Posted on: Jun 22, 2019 6:21 PM
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It was probably a shellac they were using. It will seal and prevent the wallpaper from bubbling due to moisture in the paint. --70.178.x.xx




Painting Wallpaper (by Great Action [NC]) Posted on: Jun 22, 2019 7:01 PM
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In our rental, I used Gardz primer which I bought at one of the big box stores. I paid a bit more than $28- for a gallon. It was supposed to be good for "uncoated" wallpaper and required half a day's drying time before I could paint over it. Even so, over old, uncoated wallpaper there were a few wrinkles that I will fix when I get a chance.

When I searched today for "wallpaper treatment" I saw a product called Peel Stop by Zinsser but that is for stopping peeling paint and I haven't used that.

Until last year, Gardz was the only such product I knew about. There may be others out there. --65.188.xxx.x




Painting Wallpaper (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Jun 22, 2019 8:44 PM
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Since wallpaper paint is water soluble, use oil-based primer. --68.10.xxx.x




Painting Wallpaper (by Alan [CA]) Posted on: Jun 22, 2019 9:52 PM
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We use oil-base primer. --71.198.xxx.xxx




Painting Wallpaper (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Jun 23, 2019 10:05 AM
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You could test a small area of the wallpaper to see if it lifts off with a wet sponge going over it. Slit it with a box cutter first. Some of it just falls off the walls with a little water and would save you from smelly paint to cover it and future problems. --173.61.xxx.xx




Painting Wallpaper (by LindaJ [NY]) Posted on: Jun 23, 2019 3:24 PM
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Oil based primer to seal it. Water will dissolve the glue when wet and it will start to peel off. After it is primed you can use any paint. --108.4.xxx.xx




Painting Wallpaper (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Jun 23, 2019 5:25 PM
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That was supposed to be "wallpaper PASTE" --68.10.xxx.x




Painting Wallpaper (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jun 23, 2019 8:34 PM
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I used Elmers Glue. The tip allows it to get under the edge of the paper. Used my hand to move it around and massage it under edge. Just glue it down and paint away. I'd not bother with preparing...its a rental! And you are shorting the work by not removing it. --99.203.xx.x




Painting Wallpaper (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jun 23, 2019 8:42 PM
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It sounds like the stinky version of kilz is the primer to seal for the primer then color coat. --76.188.xxx.xx




Painting Wallpaper (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jun 28, 2019 7:42 AM
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I agree with you Karl. The 70's called and they said they wanted the wall paper back. The big issue is how. Wall paper is a hidden gem in making a place look dated. If you had a method of doing the wall paper magic, then deals would be everywhere here --24.101.xxx.xx



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