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    Which is the best emulsion to cover patterned wallpaper

    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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    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.

    Original Poster

    Thanks mum2connornCerys

    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)

    Mum2ConnornCerys

    Get it stripped down to plaster, wash the walls down with sugar soap and … 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.

    Original Poster

    Thanks philphil61 & 123thisisme.


    Don't do it, follow mum2's advice. It'll be worth the extra effort in the end!

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    Thanks superhoop14.

    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.

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    wayners

    Paper can bubble a bit when you emulsion over but bubbles will disappear … 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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