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How to paint over wallpaper

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Painting over old wallpaper can be both time saving and cost effective. Zinsser’s Wallpaper-Cover Up provides the smart way to paint over wallpaper. To find out how easy it can be watch our video below our follow these step by step instructions!

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What you will need:

Steps

1. Surface Preparation

All surfaces must be clean, dry and free from anything that will interfere with the adhesion of the materials to be applied. Ensure all wallpaper is well adhered. Remove all visible signs of organic growth and treat the areas with Zinsser Mould Killer in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Allow to dry.

2. Priming

Prime all areas to be decorated with one full coat of Wallpaper Cover-Up in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Best results are achieved by roller application – Use a short pile (up to 5mm) mohair or microfibre roller. Apply evenly and avoid overspreading. 15-30 minutes after application, roll over the applied surface again using a lightly loaded roller. Allow a minimum drying time of 4 hours before over painting with a good quality wall paint.

3. Decoration

Decorate with one or two full coats of a good quality wall paint in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Allow a minimum drying time corresponding with the manufactures instructions between coats.

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