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How To Properly Paint Over Wallpaper

Date Added: May 15, 2014 12:55:54 PM
Author: Betsey Crowley
Category: Reference: Maps

If you have attempted Paint pistol to remove old wallpaper you are well aware of what a tough job it is. Although there are many products available to assist you in removing the wallpaper they never seem to work as well as they are supposed to. There may be a easier solution to this problem of removing wallpaper. If your wallpaper is still in decent shape, you can paint over the wallpaper. Before you decide to paint over your existing wallpaper you will need to look at it closely and determine if it is in good enough shape to paint over. If there are any loose areas they will need to be reglued prior to painting. If there are numerous loose areas or rips you should just go ahead and remove the wallpaper instead of attempting to paint over it. Ivory Cement Naturals creates a rustic homely appearance. The ability of Cement Naturals to be applied directly onto masonry surfaces without an undercoat is a huge plus factor. Paints like PVA and other products must be pre-coated with a slurry coat which is also available from the Africote range. Your walls and ceiling must be clean, and in perfect condition before you start painting. You must fill all nail holes remove all dirt and stains, if your ceiling has a water stain it must be treated with a product specially designed to prevent that stain from seeping through your ceiling paint. Painting over a water stain without proper preparation is a waste of your time. Properly treating that stain before painting the ceiling is imperative. The paint finish that you choose will depend on what room you're painting. When painting a living room or bedroom you will want to use flat wall paint or wall paint with an egg- shell finish. If you're painting the kitchen or bathroom you'll want to use a semi gloss finish. Semi gloss is more resistant to moisture and can be easily cleaned. You need to choose the right primer for your task. For wooden paneling, you need an oil based primer. This bonds better than water based and provides superior stain hiding coverage. Whenever you are going to paint a darker colored finish coat, it is a good idea to have your primer tinted to the color that you are going to paint with. In the kitchen space, there are plenty of uses for magnetized areas aside from the refrigerator. Many people are disappointed to learn that they can not hang things on their refrigerators that have stainless steel fronts. Painting your backsplash in the area near where you generally do your cooking can provide you with a place to hang your recipes so that they are off the counter but still in sight. If you live in an apartment where you can't pull holes in the walls to hang pictures, consider painting an area of a kitchen wall, then framing it to place photos inside. This will help to create an area of interest that everyone will love to look at, and it will provide an updated look to your kitchen. Wall stenciling allows you to add a personalized touch to your walls. You are in control of the entire project, from selecting the size and shape to the theme of your project. There is much less planning involved with a wall stenciling project than with a painting project. Careful planning and preparation is still necessary but not as thorough. Preparation includes choosing a theme, colors and purchasing or making your stencils. The options are endless, as you can choose to stencil an entire room, a small corner or around a door. Other popular wall stenciling ideas include stenciling a border or blessing on the wall over a baby's crib. Whenever you decide of painting your house you look for non-toxic and environmental friendly paints. It has been found that many people have allergy to the indoor paints. The allergy basically depends upon the chemicals mixed in the paint. It is advisable that you look for non-toxic or NO VOC paint. Let us have a look at the common terms used for paints. Stenciling your walls is a budget friendly project. So consider setting aside a day or perhaps just an afternoon for a fun and rewarding project that will give any room in your home a quick and refreshing boost. Paint with Texture: There are many different types of paint that can be applied to the wall that have a popcorn or sand like finish to them. These textural paints can be applied very simply by using a paintbrush or roller. Create even textures on the walls with strokes that are long and even taking care to not apply a thick layer of paint to one part of the wall while applying a thin layer to another part of the wall. Wall stenciling is a budget-friendly project that you can do yourself. Wall stenciling can give any room in your home a fresh, new look without you having to spend money on gallons of paint.