Wallpaper Removal Before Painting
Is painting cheaper: Painting is by far cheaper than wallpaper, What is why Tamworth Paint Solutions offers a wallpaper removal service. You need to have your wallpaper removed by a professional, As inexperienced can lead too damage being done to the walls. Once the wallpaper has been removed any blemishes in the wall will have to be repaired in preparation for painting. After removing the wallpaper and painting your interior walls you will notice how easy it is to change the color scheme inside your house.
Is it possible to paint over wallpaper?
I wouldn’t recommend painting over wallpaper, especially if it’s in bad shape. The best way is to remove the wallpaper first. It is possible that the edges or seams of the wallpaper may lift over time, causing a blemish to appear on the wall. It takes a great deal of time and effort to remove wallpaper. Because there are so many variables, it’s hard to determine an exact time frame. The job of removing wallpaper by an experienced professional will be much quicker than removing wallpaper by yourself, especially if it’s old, layered or covering unprimed drywall.
You can just peel off a whole sheet of wallpaper if your wallpaper is strippable. You can dampen the wall with an enzyme-based wallpaper remover, but if the paper is stubbornly attached, you will need to break down the adhesive holding it to the wall. If you soak the wallpaper well enough it will come off in large swaths, not in bits and pieces, and pretty soon you’ll have a blank slate in front of you ready for you to finish it however you see fit.
Wash Walls Down After Wallpaper Removal:
When you remove wallpaper, some glue is usually left behind. Try washing the walls with a solution of vinegar and water or with TSP (trisodium phosphate). Use a gentle scrub and avoid over-wetting the walls. When handling this product, wear gloves to protect your hands.
Try to remove all the backing paper if possible, but don’t worry about getting every last bit of glue off, since it will show through the paint. After removing all the backing paper, thoroughly wash and dry the walls.
Sand Wall After Wallpaper Removal:
If the wall still feels rough from the remaining wallpaper adhesive, lightly sand it to knock down the texture. Sandpaper should remove any backing paper stuck to the walls that couldn’t be removed with washing. It is only suitable for smooth surfaces. Lightly sanding texture-filled walls is okay, but don’t scrape off any texture.
Wall damage is not unusual when wallpaper is removed. To fill in any dings or gouges, use joint compound and a wide putty knife or drywall knife. If there is any backing paper left, apply a skim coat. If done properly, the edges of the backing paper won’t show. Let the backing paper dry, then sand smooth.