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Which is the best emulsion to cover patterned wallpaper

nandito Avatar
2y, 5m agoPosted 2 years, 5 months ago
HiGuys.
I wonder if anyone can tell me which emulsion is gives the best coverage. I want to paint over patterned wallpaper with a lighter colour. Also will the paper bubble. Many thanks
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2y, 5m agoPosted 2 years, 5 months ago
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#1
It does not sound like a good idea? Is it woodchip wallpaper, people who still have it up or paper with it now can paint on it but like painting on a patterned,coloured wallpaper is a no-no. Get it stripped down to plaster, wash the walls down with sugar soap and then go from there with your home decorating.
#2
Thanks mum2connornCerys
#3
Depends on whether it's embossed pattern or the other more decorative patterned paper

My suggestion would be - if you unsure - to find a hidden piece of the wall and use a tester - if it dries ok the you can continue

Any emulsion should be ok some believe in the branded paints but I've not had issues with cheaper options (maybe a little harder to work with)
#4
Mum2ConnornCerys
Get it stripped down to plaster, wash the walls down with sugar soap and then go from there with your home decorating.
+1 You will get a far better finish in the long run.
#5
Thanks philphil61 & 123thisisme.



Edited By: nandito39 on Jul 09, 2014 18:20
#6
Don't do it, follow mum2's advice. It'll be worth the extra effort in the end!
#7
Thanks superhoop14.
#8
Paper can bubble a bit when you emulsion over but bubbles will disappear when dry. Allow surface to dry between costs. I would use a vinyl matt paint and any brand will be fine. You could put one coat of white over to kill the current colour and see how you get on. Then 2 coats of your chosen colour. Silk emulsion has a shine and will take a damp wipe but it's not very popular. You should avoid silk over a smooth surface as it shows all the marks. Dulux. Crown and home brand paint is all OK.
#9
wayners
Paper can bubble a bit when you emulsion over but bubbles will disappear when dry. Allow surface to dry between costs. I would use a vinyl matt paint and any brand will be fine. You could put one coat of white over to kill the current colour and see how you get on. Then 2 coats of your chosen colour. Silk emulsion has a shine and will take a damp wipe but it's not very popular. You should avoid silk over a smooth surface as it shows all the marks. Dulux. Crown and home brand paint is all OK.
Thanks wayners.

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