Paint on wallpaper – 4 things you need to know before!
Paint on the wallpaper – check the wallpaper carefully!
That the wallpaper sits properly on the wall is important to get a nice and successful result. Ko ntrollera why the wallpaper carefully before you start painting – especially the ceilings, moldings and corners where it can release. It can be difficult to get smooth walls if you have several layers of wallpaper or if it is a textured package and then it may be better to take down the wallpaper first .
If there is one thing you want to avoid on freshly painted walls, it is air bubbles. With a water test, you can check that the wallpaper does not swell or come loose when in contact with water. Use a water spray or sponge to soak a piece of the wall. Then wait to see if the wallpaper swells and forms air bubbles. If the wallpaper swells or comes loose, there is no point in painting it with waterborne paint. Then it is better to take down the wallpaper and putty before you start painting. If you pass the wallpaper water test, you can go ahead and clean the wallpaper with a damp cloth.
Choose the right tool and color
There are a plethora of beautiful colors in paint stores. A tip is to take home sample paints, test paint the wall and let the paints stand for a couple of days. Also make sure you have rollers and the right brushes for surfaces around electrical outlets, windows and doors. With the right tools, the job becomes more fun, nicer and easier!
Paint on the wallpaper
Before you start painting on the wallpaper, it is important to cover the floor and mask all moldings. If the wall has screw holes or irregularities, fill them first. Use an angle brush to paint around moldings, corners, electrical outlets and switches. Painting sparingly makes the job easier once you get in with the roller. Remember to paint one wall at a time so that the paint does not have time to dry.
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