Tips for Painting Over the Wallpapers

Painting your home with a new layer of paint is one of the best things that you can do to revamp its ambiance and visual appeal. In fact, you will find it quite amazing to come to a newly painted home. It will not only invigorate you, it is also similar to when you are trying to achieve something new.

If you plan to paint the home to revamp its visual appeal, then you should try doing it on your own. While you might get a more professional-look if you hire the services of a home painter, there are times when it is more cost-effective if you just carry out the job on your own. You can still achieve the best paint job even if you are doing it yourself.

Right now, you might be thinking of painting the walls and ceilings but you have an old wallpaper stuck on them. You are apprehensive of doing the paint job on your own simply because you know that removing the old wallpaper is not only challenging, it can cause unexpected damages to the walls. Even when it is already an old one, you will not be able to peel it off smoothly.

You do not necessarily have to remove these wallpapers just so you can paint the wall with a different color. Just check if the wallpaper is still in good condition. If there are no signs that the adhesion of the wallpaper is failing, then you do not have to spend a lot of time or effort just to remove the wallpapers before you can paint the walls or ceilings.

It is highly recommended to leave the wallpaper in place. Not only will that allow the wall to stay in their current condition, you can also start the paint job without any delays. No need to worry about your walls.

Prepare before the painting. The wallpaper may have parts with adhesive failure. For that, you need to replace the damaged sections. You can add adhesive to the loose pieces so that you can lower the chances of the paper falling. Around the wall's perimeter, add a line of clear caulk. More specifically, you have to add it to the joint seam, right around where the wallpaper meets with the ceiling and floors. Doing so can seal the edges. It prevents the paper from peeling off after you are doing with painting.

Since most wallpapers are heavily textured, you have to cover them first with a thin coat of spackle or joint compound. This is the perfect material to smooth out the wallpaper's surface to prevent its texture from showing through the paint. Sand down the wallpaper's seams to make them less visible. You also need to apply a layer of oil-based primer to the wall surface before you paint to seal the adhesion within the wallpaper. It keeps the moisture from the paint away from the wallpaper too.

You can now proceed to painting. The moisture in the latex paint oftentimes loosen the wallpaper adhesion and thus causes bubbling or peeling. Since that is the case, the oil-based paint should be used instead of the oil-based paint.

Now you have your newly painted room!

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