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Old 28-04-2011, 12:40 PM
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Default Re: Wallpaper - to paint, or not?

If you have textured wallpaper is might even look better than just painted flat wall. Peeling wallpapers off and then making walls flat sounds as a challenge if you're going to do it by yourself. So just pick up good paint and make a base on the wallpaper. Good luck with your painting!
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If you want to change your wallpaper, you should peel it off first before putting any paint so that there will be no wallpaper residues in your wall. Oh, either way, you should peel it off first.
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Old 30-07-2011, 08:58 AM
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Painting for me. I always love to see 3 combined colors such as red, white, and black. Then I will match it with floral curtains.
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Old 15-09-2011, 12:11 PM
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I think that wallpapers can be painted over, but it’s important to buy a good quality primer, especially if the wallpapers you want to cover are darker than the color of the paint.
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Old 19-09-2011, 01:53 PM
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Default Re: Wallpaper - to paint, or not?

Its definitely worth repainting over. Not only is painting over it cheaper, it will save you time.
I'd recommend using white as its a neutral colour and will make the room feel cleaner, bigger and will go well with almost any furniture. This is escpecially important if you decide to rent out the property as you have to appeal to as many people as possible.

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Old 28-09-2011, 11:52 AM
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Default Re: Wallpaper - to paint, or not?

if there is no kids (below 4yrs) in the house wall paper is the best. else painting is better as most companies wont sell same kind of wallpaper in the next years.
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Old 17-04-2013, 02:08 PM
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Default Re: Wallpaper - to paint, or not?

If you could I would advise stripping paper, skim plaster the walls and double coat paint with white primer coat....just my opinion
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Default Re: Wallpaper - to paint, or not?

The only thing to do is to remove the wallpaper, repair the wall with filler and paint.
Easier is to repaper, but it is old fashioned and takes longer than painting.
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Old 27-06-2013, 10:42 AM
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Default Re: Wallpaper - to paint, or not?

I think the wallpaper is the best option.
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Old 28-06-2013, 01:31 PM
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Default Re: Wallpaper - to paint, or not?

It's good to re paper. First of all you have to strip of then you can paint your walls but I will suggest don't paint over walls. Now choice is yours.
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