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painting over prewallpapered sheetrock

Postby » Sun Feb 26, 2006 1:58 pm

What is the best method to use to paint over wallpapered sheetrock. I am just getting started on remodeling my kitchen. The wallpaper was applied at the factory and there is no way that I am going to peel this off. I want to paint but there are so many different types of primers out there, what is the best one to use that will not give me problems later on?
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Re: painting over prewallpapered sheetrock

Postby » Mon Feb 27, 2006 3:42 pm

We've painted many rooms in our home and didn't even use a primer. Some people had told us that we should and others said it didn't really matter. In fact I'm painting my kitchen as we speek and all we've really made sure of is to put 2 coats on, as to make sure you can't see the wallpaper through the paint.

After we painted our living room, it sure looked great and really gave it a lift in color and style!
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Re: painting over prewallpapered sheetrock

Postby » Sat Mar 22, 2008 12:10 pm

Susan, what type of paint did you use and other than cleaning the walls was there any other prep?
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Re: painting over prewallpapered sheetrock

Postby » Sat Mar 22, 2008 4:16 pm

Some of the higher end builders used vinyl coated pre-wallpapered sheetrock. In its day it was a great stride forward from the use of wood paneling, towards better looking interiors and safer homes. The idea of the vinyl was to protect the wall from any stains sticking, Which is why it is very difficult to get paint to hang on the vinyl.

After a short time just aboout any amount of paint will chip off. You can remove the vinyl coat by lightly sanding the wall. Skim and smooth the surface with conventional drywall mud techniques, Before you put your final paint on the wall use a higth quality primer paint. From that pont forward you will be able to paint your walls in any conventional way you desire.

We always remove the bat trim between each panel and tape/mud the joints. This gives you a fully finished conventional drywall surface and looks great. We recently started to add texture to the walls using a rented spray gun. This additinnla step make the job a lot easier, as you dont have to skim the wall to a perfect smooth finish. It gives the walls the exact look of the newst homes being built today and ultimalty increases the eye appeal and resale value of just about any home

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Re: painting over prewallpapered sheetrock

Postby » Mon Mar 24, 2008 5:24 am

we just used primer and 2 coats of kiltz brand paint form walamrt. we had bad experiences for lowes paint. we talked to several other people whom had issues too!!
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