Making Ugly Wallpaper Disappear!

$40
1 Hour
Easy
Do you have hideous wallpaper? Are you wanting it to disappear? Does the thought of stripping wallpaper make you want to scream? Well, there could be an easier fix!
I buy old, neglected, and ugly houses and flip them all by myself! I tackle many of the projects myself. It's a crazy house-flipping life, but come follow along at my blog: The Bachelorette Pad Flip- https://bachelorettepadflip.wordpress.com/
As I've posted before, my house flip #2 was just atrocious with the retro wallpaper. It was all so loud, and ugly, and especially in the kitchen- this still life scene was random and dated. It HAD to go! But I had a slight little problem-- the wallpaper was expertly done and the seams were flawless and removing the wallpaper was going to be a huge chore, so I opted to paint it!
I started by using a primer (Kilz) over the pattern. Even though the paint I used was a primer/paint mix, I still wanted an extra coat because the wallpaper was so busy and bold.
I chose to use a paint brush rather than a roller, and the texture turned out great. Since the wallpaper was professionally done, you can't even see the seams anywhere!
In about an hour, I had made my ugly wallpaper disappear with minimal effort!
To see more of my house flipping projects, including this retro kitchen, visit my blog: The Bachelorette Pad Flip.

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  • Sally Culp Hallman Sally Culp Hallman on Nov 14, 2016
    how has this held up?
  • MICKEY MICKEY on Nov 14, 2016
    I want to paint my husband is afraid the wallpaper will curl. In some places the seams are k. In the cornervthey didnt di a good job. Help. Im tired of this color

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  • R-Squared Construction R-Squared Construction on May 21, 2016
    Use a oil based primer instead of the typical latex primers. That will keep the wallpaper paste beneath from getting moist and releasing which can create bubbles.
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    • Darla Darla on May 22, 2016
      @The Bachelorette Pad Flip Thanks, I didn't know that. With artists' paints, you can paint oil over acrylic but not the other way around.
  • Elizabeth Johnson-Jones Elizabeth Johnson-Jones on Feb 11, 2018
    OMG on that wallpaper! Bet you couldn't get the paint on it quick enough. Lol. GREAT JOB
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