Found 10th Jun 2008
ok so we have now painted the front room.... a very nice purple!!!

however we have a problem.... there are line where the wallpaper used to meet (we stripped it off washed the walls and painted it) but now there a yellow ish colour marks comming through.... these just dont seem to go away 4 layers of paint already! any ideas for getting rid of them


P.S there wernt any marks we could see before we started painting (otherwise we wouldnt of done it!)


thanks in adavnce

jackt010

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painter cork, you will have to repaint it but will stop the wall paper paste for ruining you new purple :-p

Stain block paint. You can get small tins from B&Q for less than a fiver it comes in white so will need to be painted over when dry.

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hmmm ok will try these.... so i guess just putting more and more layers on wont work right?

Polycell do a spray on stain block, just spray on the stain then leave for about 30 mins. This is also white so will need a coat of paint.

jackt010;2284008

hmmm ok will try these.... so i guess just putting more and more layers … hmmm ok will try these.... so i guess just putting more and more layers on wont work right?


No, the marks will keep coming through. If you've any old oil based paint (eg gloss - anything that needs turps to remove it) use it to paint over the marks. This will seal it, you can then overpaint with your emulsion.
good luck.

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just done that!!! wow - lol beofre u said..... but thanks



at abuot 7pm put a thin lot of gloss on it

then put my nice purple back on about an hour ago and they havent come through (yet) but before they came thround almost instantly

jackt010;2287203

just done that!!! wow - lol beofre u said..... but thanksat abuot 7pm put … just done that!!! wow - lol beofre u said..... but thanksat abuot 7pm put a thin lot of gloss on it then put my nice purple back on about an hour ago and they havent come through (yet) but before they came thround almost instantly


It might have been better if you'd left it overnight before painting over, so I hope the stains don't come through again, but if they do, give it another try but leave it longer to dry. (I've done up a few houses in my time and this has always worked- even with stains much worse than wallpaper paste!)

If you've taken wallpaper off your wall and intend to paint the surface instead of papering again ,you must wash the walls , this gets rid of paste residue left behind .If you paint on top of this the emulsion will turn out like orange peel . Best solution for bad or uneven wall surfaces is lining paper ........cross lined of course . If the walls are OK and you just want to seal them , just use a oil based paint .........a cheaper priced undercoat from a supermarket . If you changing wall colours .say from a red to a cream for instance , get some good white emulsion to act as a basecoat .Wickes trade emulsion is ideal for this and at about £10.99 for 10 Lts is good value .A few coats with a roller will be fine . Ready for your topcoat . Job Done .

I started papering about 34 years ago and I'm still at it . I take a break every 30 minutes to read the posts on hotukdeals :-)

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chrysha;2287298

It might have been better if you'd left it overnight before painting … It might have been better if you'd left it overnight before painting over, so I hope the stains don't come through again, but if they do, give it another try but leave it longer to dry. (I've done up a few houses in my time and this has always worked- even with stains much worse than wallpaper paste!)





yep worked a treat THANKS. + when i took of the wallpaper AND washed the walls you couldnt see anything. but thanks for your help

P.S rep added for chrysha

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Many thanks!
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