Paint a wallpaper expertly

Time and again, do-it-yourselfers are faced with the question of whether an existing wallpaper should be painstakingly removed or simply painted over. Although most wallpapers can basically be painted, but only within a certain framework. Below you will find useful and valuable information on whether and how to paint a wallpaper.

Whether you can paint a wallpaper also depends on what kind of wallpaper it is

Whether in your own home or in the newly rented apartment, often there is a wallpaper on the wall that does not like at all. In addition, wallpapers are not necessarily for everyone, in addition wallpaper is also an outspoken trend product dar. So many home improvement is always the question of whether they should not just paint a wallpaper. However, there are different wallpapers.

  • ingrain
  • smooth pattern wallpaper
  • relief-like non-woven wallpaper
  • metal wallpaper

Regardless of the type of wallpaper, there are other reasons for not painting a wallpaper

First of all, regardless of the wallpaper you're using, you'll need to check if it's even possible to paint. For example, if a wallpaper was stuck sloppy, so it was not a jog, but overlapping, a painting of the wallpaper is not recommended. The supernatants will see you perfectly on the new color to your annoyance. Also, if there are already large holes in the wallpaper, it is not recommended to brush it off. The same is true even if at least two different wallpapers were glued on top of each other.

Several wallpaper layers and preparing wallpapers for painting

The risk that the last wallpapered on underlying wallpapers webs will throw unsightly bubbles after painting, is extremely large. If small bubbles exist before painting, but there is only one layer of wallpaper on the wall, you should first glue these bubbles back with wallpaper paste and wait until the glue has dried completely. The wallpaper ends are happy to solve and can be glued so again. Under no circumstances should you cut off any protruding wallpaper parts, because the cut edges will see them clearly and clearly after painting.

Depending on the wallpaper structure, choose the right wall color

Best suited for painting are woodchip wallpaper. They are often deliberately wallpapered and then painted. With such woodchip wallpaper you can use conventional wall colors such as emulsion paint. Non-woven wallpaper, which has a relief-like surface structure, however, you should paint with a thick latex paint. As a result, the wallpaper structure is no longer visible later. For smooth pattern wallpapers with bold colors in the patterns, you'll need to use a wall paint with exceptionally high opacity.

You should never paint these wallpapers

The painting of fabric or metal wallpaper, however, is rather not advisable. With fabric, you will never be able to cover the surface structure completely, and fabric wallpapers have a very high suction power. As a result, you would have to apply excessive paint, making the wallpaper heavier and easier to peel off. In addition, it would be in the thick layers of paint to tensions and thus numerous cracks. On the other hand, wall paints will hardly or not at all hold on metal wallpapers. Before you prepare such a wallpaper, the removal is done faster.

Tips & Tricks

If you are not sure how many layers of wallpaper are on a wall, use a cutter knife to cut out a piece of wallpaper at a later point of view and check if there are several layers. You can also use one Take piece of the wallpaper in a specialist shop. The salesperson can then inform you immediately if and which wall colors are suitable for this wallpaper.

Even though woodchip wallpaper is often wallpapered to be painted, there are also limits to this product. So the rule of thumb is that you should paint a tattered wallpaper a maximum of six times.

In addition to wallpapers, there are also other wall coverings such as wood, tiles or plaster. Naturally, you will also find many informative articles in the house journal, for example on [Painting gypsum plaster].

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