When renovating a room in their home, many people make the choice to go from paint to wallpaper. Generally, the only preparation needed is to fill holes or damage to the wall and then simply hang the wallpaper. There is however, a little more involved when the choice is to go from a wallpapered wall back to a painted wall. The difficulty in doing so can vary due to many factors, such as the age, number of layers, and types of wallpaper. The condition of the walls themselves, or the quality of the wallpaper installation, play a big part as well. If the walls were properly prepared before the existing wallpaper was hung, then removal should not be too much of a problem. Though it is feasible to paint over wallpaper, this can be complicated by such issues as textured wallpaper, obvious seams, and the risk of loose or bubbled wallpaper once contact has been made with wet paint.
15 November, 2014