mural. Wednesday , May 10th , 2017 - 15:59:26 PM
As a professional contractor one of the questions that I am asked the most is "What is the best way to remove wallpaper?" This is a project that can be very daunting for many homeowners. In this article I will go over what I believe is the best and most efficient way to remove wallpaper.
Painting over wallpaper is a subject that is taboo amongst many in the professional painting industry, however if your wallpaper meets certain criteria you can paint over wallpaper with little or no problems. The first thing that you will need to do is determine if the wallpaper is in good enough condition to paint over. By this, I mean that you must check for any loose seams, rips or tears in your wallpaper. If you have any loose seams they must be glued prior to painting. If you have numerous rips or tears, then you will be well advised to go ahead and remove the wallpaper instead of trying to paint over it.
At this point, you will need to reglue any loose seams. If you do need to reglue seams, you can purchase the glue at any hardware or paint store. Using your joint compound, apply a thin application of joint compound to all of the seams. This will help to hide the seams once they are painted. Allow the compound to completely dry. After the joint compound has dried, using about a 120 grit sandpaper, sand the joints to where they are completely smooth.
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