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Best way to paint over wall paper in bathrooms?Kiltz? What about seams in paper? What type of finish

What type of finish will adherer to kiltz, cover seams, and be moisture resistance?

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Posted 2013-09-25T15:51:03+0000  by wallflower wallflower

Welcome to our community Wallflower,


Thank you for your question!


If your seams are coming up, you will need to glue them down with seam glue. This glue is specifically made for wallpaper seams. Then, if you would like to get rid of the seams, apply spackle to the seams and sand it smooth once it is dry. 


Use oil based or shellac based primer before you paint. Then you can use either oil or latex based paint on top of the primer. Typically a satin finish is used in a bathroom because it isn't too shiny and it is mildew resistant. However, if you have a big problem with moisture (like if there are not windows or ventilation isn't great in your bathroom) you can use a semi-gloss finish.


If you have any more questions, please let us know!

Christine :)

Posted 2013-09-25T16:33:27+0000  by Christine_HD_ATL


Seams lifting up is highlighting the fact that there is too much humidity in the bathroom and that the wallpaper is poorly adhered. Rather than trying to address  the real problem, it amazes me at how much work people will go through trying to patch-up the situation rather than fix it!  Glue down the seams? Patch over them with spackling compounds? Prime over it with smelly, obnoxious fast dry oil primers loaded with toluene?


Bite the bullet and take the paper down!  You will end up with a first class job which will stand up to the rigors of a humid bathroom environment. Ultimately, you will have expended no more labor, avoided obnoxious primers and ended up with a superior paint job.


Musings of an ol' painting contractor.

Posted 2013-09-25T17:06:46+0000  by ordjen
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