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    Wall condition - Removing wallpaper with paint underneath

    Painters & Decorators

    Removing wallpaper reveals old cream paint underneath. Should this be removed before repainting & how? All advice welcome.

    Asked by Sue on 17th Apr 2020
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    PA Decorators

    "Hi removed as much of the Paint as you can and then fill the area of paint left rub down fill area and paint walls in the colours you want hope this helps thanks paul"

    Answered on 18th Apr 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Roberts Painters And Decorators

    "I would either sand it back as much as u can and seal or you could steam it off or use something called peelaway to take it off"

    Answered on 17th Apr 2020 - Member since Jan 2018 - report
    Silky painter

    "Give the wall a good sanding down and then fill any areas that need filling, sand down again and then you should have nice clean smooth wall to paint with your new colour, You could also seal the wall before painting if you think it needs it, depends how good your sanding is."

    Answered on 31st May 2020 - Member since May 2020 - report

    "Apply P.V.A glue on first it if in doubt, but should be able to paint over it if paint isn't flaking after removing wallpaper"

    Answered on 17th Apr 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    Splash of colour painting

    "Hi if you clean it all off fill all the marks it should be ok"

    Answered on 17th Apr 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Tudor Painting & Decorating

    "No, if you are using a relatively dark colour to paint over then it shouldn't be a problem. However, if you want to use a lighter colour I would suggest using white spirit to remove the paint and then painting over the bare wall."

    Answered on 28th Apr 2020 - Member since Apr 2020 - report

    "Yeah , you must removing all the wallpaper before painting and after that it s better to plastering all the walls and after you have to paint."

    Answered on 21st May 2020 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
    Exterior House Painters - West Midlands

    "Need more info.
    What condition is the paint in? what condition is the wall in?
    It all depends on these two factors as to what you do next."

    Answered on 17th Apr 2020 - Member since Dec 2019 - report

    "If paint is sound (not flaking) can be left on but normally a wall that has been wallpapered would need to be covered in lining paper to give a painted over plaster look
    If the wall is rough might be worth having it skimmed
    Then paint with new plaster paint available from Screwfix before final coat"

    Answered on 17th Apr 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    Cornerways Painting and Decorating

    "There is no problems with Painting over the exposed cream paint. Just prepare the wall as normal by sanding and filling any blemishes.
    It is very important that all of the paste has been washed from the wall. Any paste that remains can be reactivated with a new paint application and this cause a ‘crackle glaze’ effect on the wall."

    Answered on 10th May 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report

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