02-09-2011 05:21 PM
I have a bathroom that I thought was wallpapered. I got ready to put up new paper and realized that no matter what I used to remove the wallpaper, it didn't budge. We ended up just wallpapering over it. I now would like to remove the newer paper and just paint the room. However, I know it is not a good idea to paint over wallpaper. Is it possible that the original board was vinyl board with a pattern? What do I need to do to be able to paint this wall? The second wallpaper will be easy to remove as it is removing itself already... Any assistance with this is appreciated!
02-09-2011 05:58 PM
Hey Myrrh, welcome to our community. I have a few questions to qualify just exactly what type of beast we are up against here!
-Does the original wallpaper/board have a physical texture to it or is it flat?
-Does the original paper/board have any seams that you can see where two panels meet?
-And lastly when you originally tried to remove it what process did you use and what type of resistance did you meet?
I think you might have 1/4" or 1/8" vinyl or FRP boards up on the wall which may look and feel like a textured wallpaper, but are much stronger and more rigid, if these are put up over drywall with a construction adhesive they might as well be a part of the drywall itself.
What we are up against determines the best course of action to get that bathroom looking new again.
I am a Home Depot Store Associate, trained and authorized to help people on the Internet.