Here are few things to keep in mind when applying wallpaper: New Walls - Must be thoroughly cured, dry, primed and sized. Previously painted walls - Fill cracks or holes with patching paste, then sand smooth. Spot-prime the patches and size all walls to be papered. Walls with old wallcovering - Remove, patch, sand and clean. Be sure the old adhesive is gone and the walls are completely dry before sizing.
Laminate countertops can be repaired and resurfaced at a fraction of the cost of replacement. The cracks and burns are repaired with a special plastic filler, then sanded smooth to fill in any rough or damaged areas. The counter is then sprayed with a special topcoat, which gives the appearance and durability of a new laminate countertop. The process usually takes four to five hours, and your kitchen will be ready to use the next day.