Painting over wallpaper

flowergirl70ksJanuary 27, 2012

I have successfully painted over grasscloth paper, and now would like to try strings wallpaper. Has anyone done this? what were the results??

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Faron79

I would sincerely rather tear out the sheetrock and start new...HONEST.

Depending on your expectation-level, I'd rather start clean!

Faron

    Bookmark   January 28, 2012 at 12:06AM
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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

Just say NO

    Bookmark   January 30, 2012 at 4:58AM
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graywings123

I happen to believe there is a special place in hell for people who paint over wallpaper. But to answer your question, it would be the same process for strings wallpaper as other grasscloth wallpaper.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2012 at 8:33AM
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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

I happen to believe there is a special place in hell for people who paint over wallpaper. But to answer your question, it would be the same process for strings wallpaper as other grasscloth wallpaper.

I did not want to say it but thanks for that!

    Bookmark   January 31, 2012 at 5:21AM
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flowergirl70ks

As to that special place in hell, I'm 78 so by the time someone else wants to redo this, who knows, I may be in hell, although at the present I don't plan to go there.
The painting starts Monday!!

    Bookmark   February 25, 2012 at 1:36PM
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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

So the next owner gets to deal with the nightmare YOU are creating. That's real nice.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2012 at 6:00AM
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cbusmomof3

Be kind to the next owner...don't do it. I had to remove painted over wallpaper from our first house 10 years ago and I'm still scarred!

    Bookmark   February 29, 2012 at 12:36PM
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