Wallpaper comes in different types and styles. It can be hard or easy to remove. In the case of difficult to remove wallpaper it is often better to paint over it. There are several things to keep in mind when painting over wallpaper. The first is to have the proper equipment which includes safety gear. A good primer meant for the task is key. An oil-based primer is recommended for wallpaper. Primer can be used to tackle any spots what will show through when painting.
- It is essential to protect your skin when painting because you’ll be working with chemicals you don’t want to have on your skin.
- Choose the correct primer because if you’re working with an older wallpaper you’ll want to protect your wall and use an oil based primer.
- If you see any problem spots or any spots that you missed when painting over the wall paper, just repair them quickly with a sheetrock knife.
“But if you find that the paper is really stubborn and you’re going to have to dig behind the paper to remove it, then the process runs the risk of damaging the wall behind it.”