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Preparing Your Surface (6)

Removing Washable Wallpaper: This job is messy but with older wallpapers, it is the only way to get the job done, except to rent a steamer to steam-strip. (If you are interested in steam-stripping, you can rent a steamer at … Continue reading

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Then you can loosen the smaller section of paper and pull it off. The walls in most homes that are less than 50 years old use drywall, also called plasterboard, which are sheets of chalk-like substance covered with thin cardboard. … Continue reading

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Preparing Your Surface (4)

Removing Strippable Wallpaper: There are several methods to remove wallpaper from your walls. Remember that it usually takes a full day to strip wallpaper from an average-size room. Many new wallpapers are strippable, which means they can be removed without … Continue reading

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Preparing Your Surface (3)

Preparing to Paint Over Wallpaper: You can paint over wallpaper as long as the wallpaper is not peeling and the seams are adhered well. There must not be any wrinkles, creases, or tears in the wallpaper before you paint. You … Continue reading

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Preparing Your Surface (2)

Repairing Peeling Paint: Using a scraper, scrape off any portions of paint that are peeling, loose or that have bubbles. When scraping an area, stop where the old paint is holding up well.

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