Wall papered over mobile home wall.

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wall papered over mobile home wall yrs. ago. How to get the wallpaper off and paint the walls?

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  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 07, 2018
    Are you sure it is wallpaper? could it be the vinyl original?. Have you tried painting on top of it (Chalk Paint seems to go over polished furniture without a problem - maybe it could do the job for you. Try a sample pot. It will always wash off with water if you don't like it. It can be Sealed with Clear wax or Antique to make it more durable. Have you tried sample pots of emulsion in places difficult to see.................

    • Cla30381981 Cla30381981 on Apr 07, 2018
      yes, it was the vinyl original. We papered over it and I was wondering if we could take the wallpaper off and paint the walls

  • Barbara Barbara on Apr 07, 2018
    I found using a steam machine worked the best to remove wallpaper. Do not score it--you'll make holes in the walls that you'll then have to fill.

  • Cla30381981 Cla30381981 on Apr 07, 2018
    Thank you Barbara, I will try that when I'm ready to do it.

  • Sandy Sandy on Apr 07, 2018
    OK, not sure how old your mobile home is but they tended to have a board with a vinyl covering or paneling. My bet is the vinyl covered wall board. Do not use anything that could make holes in that vinyl. I have used just hot water, sponged it on, let it sit a bit and pulled the wall paper off. Don't use a scraper (it will be tempting) but you could use a sponge to scrub on it with. I am afraid a steamer might damage that underlying wall board. Best of luck, this is a messy process.

  • Marcia Hunt Marcia Hunt on Apr 07, 2018
    You can use steam to loosen the wallpaper and pull it off.

  • ☘️ TxBella ☘️ TxBella on Apr 07, 2018
    We simply we an oil base primer then painted with the color we chose ( it was a latex paint) we got great coverage. We tried peeling the wallpaper but it started peeling the wallboard because the mobile home was so old.
    Oh we also prepped the wall before priming with a degreaser .
    (Awesome cleaner / degreaser)

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 08, 2018
    If you used Vinyl paper , it should just pull off in one sheet if you used wallpaper adhesive. If it was ordinary wallpaper use warm soapy water to penetrate the paper and loosen up the paste. It may take a little time to soak, but then it should be ok to gently use a paint scraper or better still an Ice scraper you use for cars (Plastic as against steel) and scrape it off. Then hopefully you should be able to paint..........Good luck!