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I would like to remove the current wallpaper from our hallway and paint it. I've ripped a few pieces off, and underneath is just concrete.
So what would be the steps here? Rip off wallpaper, scrub or sand off remaining gluey bits, some sort of primer or I don't know what, then paint? Am I missing something, or have I got it all wrong? Or does anyone have any tips in general?
I want to choose an accent paint colour that will work with my roof shingles and vinyl siding. The roof is brown/beige/rust/red and the siding is a light grey with beige undertone. Then
there's this horrible Hardiboard siding covering the foundation that's in a grey with blue undertones (shudder!) I'm going to paint the Hardiboard, my front door and add shutters to the windows.
I'm thinking of Behr Japanese Maple for the front door (rusty red) and white for the shutters. Do I match the siding colour on the Hardiboard? or paint it one of the accent colours? Suggestions please!