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Planning to redecorate a room which currently has a green vinyl wallpaper on it..Given that the walls are not in a good state and not wanting to have a massive expense on my hands, I had hoped to skip…
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4w, 1d agoPosted 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Planning to redecorate a room which currently has a green vinyl wallpaper on it..Given that the walls are not in a good state and not wanting to have a massive expense on my hands, I had hoped to skip stripping the walls and use an all purpose primer on the wallpaper prior to emulsioning over it..has anybody had any experience of the method I am considering, who could advise on best multi purpose primer to use for the job please?
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4w, 1d agoPosted 4 weeks, 1 day ago
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Normally you would water the paint down as the first coat but what you may find is the wallpaper will wrinkle and even peel on the edges. So you need a spirit based paint which is not ideal because it may not be fire retardant. I would get a small area and do a test on the assumption that you may need to take the paper off or maybe the paper's surface. If the surface comes off do another test.
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Valspar premium paint may cover ok straight out the tin.
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I should of added... Cheap contract paint will craze terrible going over the paper. You could use a waterbased primer / Undercoat available at any diy shop but to save money use a paint with enough stick to do the job.

Edited By: wayners on Jan 25, 2017 11:30: typo

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