Vinyl wallpaper??? Should I paint it or just cover it up?
My bathroom desperately needs painting. But it appears someone installed the paper overtop of sheetrock without painting or priming the sheetrock first....so removing the paper is not an option (so I was told by the painter girl that my landlord hired who did the rest of my house).
And she didn't want to tackle painting it because the seams are coming apart. Too much prep for what she was getting paid.
So I'm ready to tackle it. How do I begin? Am I biting off more than I can chew? I know I can Google this but thought maybe someone here had personal experience and could provide some tips.
Money is not really an object (within reason) because it NEEDS done so I'm sure my landlord will pay for whatever materials I need.
In fact, if there is a better option than painting, go ahead and suggest that. I had thought about putting up cheap white paneling, like beadboard. It's a beach cottage so it can look 'shabby-chic'...lol. Doesn't have to be perfect.
It's a small bathroom ~ 5 x 8. One of the 5' wall is the fiberglass tub/shower enclosure so would only need 2' of panel to go above that. And the other 5' wall is the door wall, which is a big old wooden exterior door so it takes up more than half that wall. Then there one 8' wall which has the sink cabinet, wide mirrored cabinet and toilet, so wouldn't need that entire wall covered. I'm telling you all this since it figures into the expense, which I'm unsure of.
This post was edited by brit5467 on Mon, Apr 21, 14 at 11:15