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The Do it Yourself Painting Over Wallpaper That Looks Fabulous!

Are you going to be painting over wallpaper because you having trouble getting the wallpaper off the walls in your house? Here is how your walls will look professional after painting the wallpaper.
We finished remodeling our bathroom recently. One of the things we needed to do was to get rid of the wallpaper on the bathroom walls.
Our contractor who built our house did a pretty good job with the exception of gluing the wallpaper that was in some of the rooms directly onto the drywall. This bathroom was no exception. This is not a good thing to do! When we tried to take it off the walls, the top layer of the drywall also came off. This meant the wall is no longer smooth.
We found out that contractors, when building new homes, will sometimes apply the wallpaper directly to the drywall. They do not use sizing or primer to seal the wall. It saves them money and time and you may never know it until you are trying to remove the wallpaper.
So, we decided not to try to take the wallpaper off the bathroom walls. Instead, we used a product called “Blankit”. It is a thick primer specifically made for covering wallpaper. We just painted it over the drywall. It did a fabulous job! Here is what to do.
1. First, patch any bad seams, nail holes, etc;
2. Remove any accessories before painting;
3. If any wallpaper is loose, use some contact cement to reapply the wallpaper;
4. Apply the Blankit primer to the walls; and
5. After the Blankit has dried, apply the final coat of paint.
And that is all there is to it.
TIP: We like to use semi-gloss in bathrooms and kitchens. Flat paint just does not hold up to the moisture in these rooms. We also put semi-gloss on all the woodwork.…