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Painting over wallpaper (in good condition)

Resene Popular Paint Systems – painting interior walls: training notes

This web page is an edited version of the Resene Best System Selling training notes provided to Resene staff and is provided to enable you to gain a greater understanding of the substrates and paint systems you may encounter in your decorating project. It is impossible to cover all decorating scenarios in a single document, so if you are in doubt about any aspect of your project please contact Resene for assistance.

How to paint over wallpaper (in good condition) - preparation

Note: Refer to the PDF flowchart for a visual of the steps below:

  1. Carefully check and glue down any loose edges. Use Selleys Aquadhere PVA Glue

  2. Fill all dents, defects and holes using Selleys Rapid Filla and lightly sand using 220 grit zinc stearate sandpaper

  3. Seal water stains, crayon and pen marks with Resene Sureseal

  4. Apply Resene Vinyl Wallpaper Sealer

  5. Refer to room flow charts


Key accessories essential to complete the job

Add-ons – to make the job easier or quicker

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