Wallpaper Removal Tips - by Jeffrey Lambert
If you have aging, ugly wallpaper in your home, it’s tempting to just paint over it—after all, removal would cost more money. There’s a few reasons why this might not work in the long run, and why we always recommend removing wallpaper prior to painting.
Visible seams & texture
First, the most immediate problem—the seams are going to show under whatever paint you use. No matter how high quality. Because you’re painting over old, possibly damaged paper as well, all of the texture will show through, no matter how many coats of paint you put over the paper.
Wallpaper paste is water based, and so if you use water based paint, it will loosen the grip of the paper to the wall. So, your room may look great initially, but this method can, over time, cause the wallpaper to sag and fall off—taking your new paint with it.
To make sure your home looks its best, it’s important to prep the walls prior to painting and do any needed repairs, instead of just painting over them. That’s why we spend a lot of extra time on prep work—we want to make sure the paint looks as smooth and professional as possible. It may seem tempting to paint over the wallpaper if your walls are in particularly bad shape, but for the reasons above, the room will eventually look even worse.
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