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Painting Vinyl

Posted by Bruce Ridenour on April 9th, 2002 07:36 AM
In reply to painting walls by cheryl on April 9th, 2002 05:19 AM [Go to top of thread]

I generally don't recomend painting over wallpaper, the moisture in the paint can release the paper from the adhesive and cause pealing problems. Also, paints have a difficult time adhering to vinyl papers. If it cant be removed, then start by washing it with a strong cleaner like TSP and be absolutly certain that all detergent residue is removed. When it's dry (overnight dry) apply a coat of "Benjamin Moore's WallGrip #1". Then you can apply any quality paint you wish.

Expect it to chip, so keep some paint for touch up.

Hope that helps!

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