Published on July 2nd, 2012 | by Grant Barnard0
How To Remove Vinyl Wallpaper
First decide that removing it is what you want to do. View Painting Over Wallpaper to decide if it best or not. This article will teach you everything on how to remove vinyl wallpaper. Vinyl wallpaper removal is easier than wallpaper without a vinyl coating on it. Vinyl wallpaper still has a paper backer that is glued down, but it is much easier to remove than the classic paper wallpaper.
Should I use one of those tools that puts holes(scores) in wallpaper?
Absolutely not! Do not score vinyl wallpaper. Scoring tools are best used on the dense paper type of wallpaper, AND it should only be used lightly. all this does is put holes in the vinyl so it rips off in tiny pieces and not large sections. If you decide to remove the vinyl wallpaper then first you will need to peel off all the vinyl. THEN once all the vinyl is gone soak the paper with glue remover and after ten minutes it wipes right off. Be sure to work in areas that you can keep wet. This is difficult above the lights at the top of a bathroom mirror due to the heat.
Once You Know That You Are Dealing With Vinyl Wallpaper…
What is the best wallpaper glue remover?
We use Piranha Wallpaper Remover.It is blue and very think yet still sprays out of a spray bottle. You will use this to wet down that paper that is still glued to the wall. Once the paper is nice and wet with the gel wallpaper remover, the paper will come off the wall. Should the paper start to dry, wet it down with a bucket of hot water and a rag. Later you use the same rag to wipe the walls while they are still wet with glue remover. Be sure to cover the floors and be prepared use lots of trash bags. Wipe all the trim and other areas that the glue has gotten on it Before It Dries
Can I paint over wallpaper glue?
You will get the best finish if you remove as much glue as you can. Especially if you are using a glossy paint. Glue will cause the paint to split and checker. If there is enough glue still on the wall, you will be able to scrape the paint right off of the glue.
What primer should I use to paint over wallpaper glue?
Really any primer will block most of the glue residue. However if you do not use a primer the glue will contaminate your paint. The glue in the paint will cause it to run, drip, and the color to separate. After using the primer over the glue residue clean out the brush and roller with soap and warm water to prevent it from contaminating the paint. If not enough glue was removed or the primer was not up to par, you might wind up applying a third coat of topcoat instead of just two.