Interior House Painters Stamford Explain the Perils of Painting Over Wallpaper


June 16, 2015

While it may be extremely tempting to paint over the existing wallpaper in your home, it is not a good idea. Even though the removal process can take several hours, it is time well spent. Additionally, you may miss repairs that need to be made prior to painting. Interior house painters Stamford understand the consequences that this shortcut can lead to and why they should be avoided at all costs.

Beware of the Bubbles

Bubbles can provide serious problems for the surface of your paint. They can make the finished job appear uneven, and bumpy. It is not possible to determine the types of wallpaper that is able to be painted over to avoid bubbles; therefore it is important to simply remove the wallpaper in the first place. There are some interior house painters Stamford that will provide these services for an additional charge, while others will require the wallpaper to be removed prior to starting work.

Be Prepared for Painting Several Thin Layers

Painting over wallpaper will take many, many layers to fully cover the pattern. Even if you use primer, there are many wallpaper patterns that will just not fade away. This means that you are likely to be left with areas on your wall with odd patterns seeping through. Again, this is why interior house painters Stamford strongly suggest removing the wallpaper prior to painting over it.

Other Potential Problems

There are some other problems you may encounter when painting over wallpaper, as well. For example, the wallpaper may begin to fall while it is being painted, which would lead to more work and more costs. The paint may also seep through the wallpaper, which can weaken the glue that has been holding it to the wall. When this occurs the wallpaper may fall, and the only way to repair is to completely remove the wallpaper and start over.

The fact is that if you paint over wallpaper once, you will do it again and again. Eventually the weight of the many layers of paint will lead to the paper falling, and then you will be forced to remove the paint, as well as the wallpaper, which can be extremely difficult. If you choose to hire interior house painters Stamford in the beginning you can avoid all of this extra work and have a professional and great looking paint job completed in the beginning.

Please visit our website: http://www.ShorelinePaintingCT.com

Or please feel free to contact us today for information and a free estimate, whether you are looking for a Stamford painting company or an interior / exterior house painting company located in Westchester County NY:

48 Crescent Street Stamford, CT 06906

(203) 302-1086

info@shorelinepaintingct.com

Comments

Recent Posts

Hottest Paint Colors Of 2017
Hottest Paint Colors of 2017
March 28 2017
Exterior of home in Fairfield, CT
When Is the Best Time of Year to Paint Your Home’s Exterior?
March 08 2017
How Paint Color Affects Mood
How Paint Colors Affect Mood
February 22 2017
Ideas for Painting Your Son’s Room (Other Than Blue)
January 27 2017
Ideas for Painting Your Daughter’s Room (Aside From Pink)
December 23 2016
The Ultimate Guide to Painting Your Man Cave
November 28 2016
The Importance of Surface Preparation before Exterior Painting
October 20 2016
Should You Paint or Stain Your Deck?
September 28 2016
Back to School – A Great Time For Home Painting
August 24 2016
Your Guide to Hiring a Painting Contractor
August 12 2016

Follow Us