Everyone has one room in their home with wallpaper that can easily be described as “vintage”. It either doesn’t go with the rest of your décor, or you just want to give it a facelift. Either way, you would mainly want to paint it, but definitely there is the issue of the wallpaper. Do you have to remove it before painting? That is a very messy and tiring job, and you would rather just paint over it and get things done fast. Thankfully, you can do just that. Today, your Gold Coast painting company, Repaint Pro is tell you a few easy steps that will assist you completely transform your room by painting over wallpaper.
When it comes to this type of project, most of the success comes down to how you prepare your wall. After you have done that properly, it is like any other painting project. For sure, prepping a papered wall is a bit different, but a few steps will assist give an ideal surface for whatever color you have chosen.
Ensure your wall is free of dust by wiping it down with a damp cloth. Make sure, the cloth is not too wet or it can peel away the wallpaper.
Check if there are any bubbles, seams or holes in your wall. For the holes, just apply some spackle to the area, let it dry and then sand it smooth. For imperfections in the wallpaper itself, put some wallpaper glue on all the edges and seams that may be lifting. For seams that continue to bubble and stick out, use a utility knife to remove that part of the wallpaper and apply spackle to even out that surface.
Caulk all around the edge of the room where the wallpaper meets the floor, ceiling and baseboards. This step will prevent the edges of the paper from peeling and allow you to have a straight brush line.
After carefully preparing your wall, it is time for priming and painting. The main thing to keep in mind here is that both your primer and paint need to be oil-based. This is because, water and wallpaper don’t mix, so a water-based product will only make the paper to peel and create issues.
Apply a base coat of primer with a paint brush around the edges and a roller for the remaining surface. Let it dry, look to see if the wallpaper is still visible through the primer, and apply a second coat if required. After this, leave it to dry for 24 hours.
Just like with the primer, use a brush to apply the paint on the edges and for the rest of the wall use a roller. A simple way is to begin in a top corner and work your way down. After the first coat is dried, apply a second coat in same way.
Of course, another approach to this type of work is to simple call Repaint Pro– reputed painting services Gold Coast.
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