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Wallpaper newbie - hanging on emulsion

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by garmcqui, 2 Aug 2017.

  1. garmcqui

    garmcqui

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    Hi all,

    House is only 2 yrs old, and has crown trade matt white emulsion on every wall! So I've been ordered to hang some wallpaper on "feature walls" :rolleyes:, starting with the kid's bedroom.

    This morning, have given the wall a good going over with some sugar soap spray and a damp cloth (had lots of grubby hand marks from a 2 yr old!) - had lots of the white emulsion come off.

    Father in law suggested I prime the wall with 123? But am I right in thinking I can just apply some Solvite wall sealer (size) to the wall today, then hang the paper tomorrow? Just intending to use Solvite adhesive, that ok?

    The wallpaper is vinyl (it's for kid's room), I don't want to create any mould problems with it not being able to dry... any advice?

    Thanks in advance!

    Gareth
     
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    I expect the new house was painted with a non-vinyl emulsion. They are porous and allow plaster to dry out but are not durable. If it was me I would repaint over it with white vinyl emulsion, which will make it easier to redecorate in future. You can use size if you want but it will all have to be cleaned off before painting the wall next time you change your mind.
     
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    John is about right. the paint will be a contract matt that has no vinyl in it, hence why its coming off when you wipe it. You can either paper straight over it and it will be fine or as John suggests that you paint it with a decent Vinyl matt first to help when you next strip it and may want to repaint instead of papering.
     
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