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Yes you can paint those vinyl walls

Posted by tammyjk (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 6, 12 at 22:00

I searched so many times to get tips on painting the vinyl covered walls that I gave up and did it. Its been almost a year now and no issues so I thought I would post here for those who have the same fears.

For the bathroom walls (slick surface, no texture) I used a good oil base primer. I also used an oil base paint. I have had not peeling issues what so ever.

For the textured vinyl I used regular Walmart primer and Walmart paint. No issues at all!

Kitchen, regular primer and semi gloss paint from Walmart.

For the ceiling, I got rather tired of primer and just used ceiling paint. No issues.

I will say that we smoke, and all walls were thoroughly cleaned with plain dish-soap and water. I would do this even without the smoking.


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RE: Yes you can paint those vinyl walls

I agree with the title, they can be painted, and so easily!
I found I could cover up the sheen differences in the vinyl on my walls with 2 coats of primer, I used Gripper or Olympic No-Voc...
For paint I went with Sherwin Williams when it was on sale to about $30 a gallon, eggshell for bedrooms/hallways, will use semi-gloss in baths/laundry/kitchen.

I love the Behr paint and primer in one ceiling paint, I tried Kilz ceiling paint (which said it was bright white but looked almost grey) the Behr cover great on the ceiling and doesn't splatter.

I cleaned my walls too, nothing big, just some vinegar and water.

Congrats on the walls! I hope more people see how easy it is to add character to a manufactured house with little things like paint and trim.


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