what types of undercoat/primer for dark wallpaper and bath?


Postby Fiona Mackinlay » Wed Sep 12, 2007 9:14 am

Hi there,
I want to paint a dark red tartan wallpaper gardenia. Someone mentioned using an oil based undercoat/primer..is there such a thing and will it work?
Also, should I use a primer/undercoat for a rolltop bath?

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Postby rosebery » Sat Sep 29, 2007 6:01 am

I'd strip the wallpaper then either paint the wall if the surface is good enough or line and paint.

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Postby rosebery » Sat Sep 29, 2007 6:08 am

Sorry forgot the bath.

Are you talking about the outside under the roll so it's purely decorative or the inside?

What's it made of and is there any current surface protection?

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Postby mommasue » Sat Oct 06, 2007 5:53 am

Oil based undercoat is the common undercoat that is available at all stores. Give the paper a good coat with a roller and allow to dry completely.
This done you can emulsion as normal.
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