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painting over wallpaper

Posted by Henry in MI on August 17th, 1998 11:13 PM
In reply to painting over wallpaper by Melinda Callan on August 16th, 1998 10:14 PM [Go to top of thread]

Melinda, your questions are the same ones that I have and why I think it's wrong to do this. By taking the easy way now, I think that you set yourself up for a lot of problems for you or someone else in the future. It is not that hard to take down paper. Any 3 year old can, and many have, if you leave a little open seam down low enough to reach. It is bad enough if it is just paper, but what do you do if it has paint over it also. Then you have a big job of removing the painted paper and then repainting the whole room. Personally, I am too lazy to set myself up for a major job when I can do the minor job of taking the paper off before painting.

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