Can you just paint over the wallpaper that is made into a mobile home?

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  • Bijous Bijous on Feb 10, 2018
    Hi, this is an imprinted wallboard. You can use a primer that says it will adhere to plastic and when dry paint with any paint you want to use. You will still see the imprint, but it can end up being an interesting look. If you don't want the imprint to show you'll need to mix up dry wall mud and mud the entire wall and sand. Big project, messy, and may not produce the effect you desire if you're unfamiliar with using dry wall mud. Good luck.
  • Deanna Nassar Deanna Nassar on Feb 10, 2018
    May be a two step job. I think most of that stuff in mobile homes is not real paper. First paint over it with latex flat paint, then with semi gloss in what ever color you like. If using light color paint then use white for base coat. If going dark color then use black or dark grey for base coat. Any greasy stains should be first covered with Kilz.
    • Shi19099443 Shi19099443 on Feb 10, 2018
      Thank you for your response to my question. You are right about it not being real wallpaper. It's smooth, but while I was out of town my husband and his daughter bought the paint and only painted 1 wall. Now my 3 year old granddaughter peels it off the wall. I didn't know what kind of paint he bought. In the house I had in my previous marriage, I went and bought the gallon of Kilz and just put the color in it, and it worked great just put on 2 coats and was good to go. Didn't know if I could do the same in a mobile home?
  • Connie Connie on Feb 10, 2018
    It's been my experience that mobile home walls are pre-papered panels and it's not possible to remove the "wallpaper" without damaging the fiber board beneath it. I've seen painted wall board, but it was done with flat white and was not pleasant. The walls will need a primer such as KILZ, but again, in my experience, flat white paint works as well and can be more economical. The wall board will drink the primer, regardless of which route you take. Once it's dry, use a satin or low gloss paint to finish.
    • Shi19099443 Shi19099443 on Feb 11, 2018
      Thank you for your response to my question. I understand what you're saying about the wallpaper. In my house from my previous marriage, I just went and picked out the colors I wanted and had them put the color in a gallon of Kilz. It covered even really dark paint, magic marker, etc. I was just wondering if I could do that in the mobile home also? I saw what you said about the wall board drinking the primer. Do you think it will work?
  • DesertRose DesertRose on Feb 10, 2018
    no, it should be moistened and removed first. It is a tedious job, but worth it in the long run