O/T Decorating advice please

O/T Decorating advice please

Postby Christies Child » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:16 pm

Is it possible to emulsion over a washable bedroom wallpaper :?:

I'm getting different opinions from our friends at Google :?

Some say it is; some say it isn't; others suggest using a Multi Purpose Primer before applying at least 3 coats of emulsion.

Advice from the professionals would be welcome.... :)
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Re: O/T Decorating advice please

Postby Gone_Shrimping » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:26 pm

Not a professional but I would say yes.

I have emulsioned over tiles and shiny wallpaper so that's my answer.
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Re: O/T Decorating advice please

Postby thedoc » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:27 pm

If you get some PVA glue, add the same amount of water and thoroughly mix them together, painting this onto the wallpaper and letting it dry in my experience makes a perfect base for a coat of emulsion...
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Re: O/T Decorating advice please

Postby thedoc » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:28 pm

If you get some PVA glue, add the same amount of water and thoroughly mix them together, painting this onto the wallpaper and letting it dry in my experience makes a perfect base for a coat of emulsion...
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Re: O/T Decorating advice please

Postby black morse » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:15 pm

thedoc wrote:If you get some PVA glue, add the same amount of water and thoroughly mix them together, painting this onto the wallpaper and letting it dry in my experience makes a perfect base for a coat of emulsion...


Funny. The chap on the post before you said exactly the same :lol:
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Re: O/T Decorating advice please

Postby Christies Child » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:23 pm

Cheers fellas.....and ladies :D
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Re: O/T Decorating advice please

Postby George Dawes » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:55 pm

thedoc wrote:If you get some PVA glue, add the same amount of water and thoroughly mix them together, painting this onto the wallpaper and letting it dry in my experience makes a perfect base for a coat of emulsion...

Well I wouldn't, all that will do us make the Wallpaper Bubble like when Wetting it when your just about to Strip Wallpaper.

Just put the Emulsion straight onto the paper, it will take at least 2 coats to drown the Pattern, Vinyl Matt covers better than Vinyl Silk, Matt as more body where as Silk is more transparent and takes more coats to cover.

That's what id do. ;)
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Re: O/T Decorating advice please

Postby Keith » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:01 pm

Could you do each wall using a different recommended technique, then report back as to which worked best, that would be useful! :D
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Re: O/T Decorating advice please

Postby black morse » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:28 am

Keith wrote:Could you do each wall using a different recommended technique, then report back as to which worked best, that would be useful! :D


Better still if you did as Keith suggests and then go over to his place and do the work for him ;)
How many rooms would you like doing Keith? :lol:
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Re: O/T Decorating advice please

Postby Christies Child » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:50 pm

black morse wrote:
Keith wrote:Could you do each wall using a different recommended technique, then report back as to which worked best, that would be useful! :D


Better still if you did as Keith suggests and then go over to his place and do the work for him ;)
How many rooms would you like doing Keith? :lol:


Keith....DIY.... :lol: ;)
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