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Painting over Existing Wallpaper: Should you choose the Shortcut?

Painting over Wallpaper
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March 7, 2017 - 0 comment

Painting a room is a sure-shot way of improving its look and appeal. But, what should you do when you have installed wallpaper in the room? Does it make sense to remove wallpaper? Should you apply paint over existing wallpaper and finish the process quickly? Learn why the shortcut may not be the right path for you.

Want to give a quick makeover to the room? Why not paint it with a trendy color? If you have installed wallpaper in the room, you may think of painting over existing wallpaper and finish the painting process quickly. Removing wallpaper takes a lot of time and it can increase the time span of your painting project. Not to mention, it is difficult and messy to remove wallpaper. But, before you act, know the following things:

Uneven Finish

Usually, air bubbles form under old wallpaper. Also, there are wrinkles, tears and damages that you have to deal with. And, if you paint over wallpaper, all the problems with it will be clearly visible. You will not be able to enjoy a clean finish even after spending money on good-quality paint.

Peeling Wallpaper

Sometimes, paint can cause wallpaper to fall off the wall. It happens because the liquid paint weakens the adhesive. When you are dealing with peeling wallpaper, you have to no option but to remove it.

More Expensive

Painting over existing wallpaper can be expensive because you will have to apply lot many layers of paint. Also, you cannot cover the pattern of wallpaper because it will show through the paint. It can ruin the look of the room and you will have to spend money on removing the paint as well as wallpaper.

Removing wallpaper is tough but it doesn’t mean you should avoid it. You can obtain a wallpaper remover at a local home improvement store near you. If you avoid it and apply paint to wallpaper, it will be a more difficult job for you in the future.

If you are worried about removing wallpaper efficiently, hire Perfect Painters. We are Toronto’s renowned home painters who will take care of old wallpaper. Hire us for the best home painting services in GTA.

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