Wallpaper: Should you strip it down or paint over it?

  • 11/11/2021
  • Sponsored by - Resene

DIY Experts Hamish Dodd, Stan Scott and Resene paint expert Murdo Shaw give advice on how to change up your wallpaper.  

When painting over wallpaper, Murdo suggests using Resene's Vinyl Wallpaper Sealer and applying two decent coats of paint.

"The more paint you apply the better it looks" he says.

Stripping wallpaper is a process that requires patience. Murdo recommends scoring the paper and applying Resene's Adhesive Remover which will help dissolve the paste behind the wallpaper.

Wallpaper is making a comeback due to it's great use as a statement piece in a room to add texture, colour and depth. Head on over to a Resene Colorshop or visit their website to browse through the wallpaper library.   

Listen to the interview for more DIY tips.

The DIY Experts, 8am - 10am Saturday, Magic Talk.

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