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Stripping old wallpaper

Resene Popular Paint Systems – painting interior walls: training notes

Painting interior walls

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 strip old wallpaper

  1. Scour the wall using a Paper Tiger Wallpaper Stripper

  2. Wet the area you are stripping thoroughly, about 5-6m2 at a time using Metylan Wallpaper Remover. Work from the bottom to the top.

  3. Using a flat bladed scraper, remove the damp paper

  4. Apply Resene Moss & Mould Killer if the substrate has mould spores present

  5. Sand with 100 grit zinc stearate sandpaper

  6. Fill any holes, dents and cracks using Selleys Rapid Filla and lightly sand with 220 grit zinc stearate sandpaper

  7. Apply Resene Sureseal

  8. Apply Resene Broadwall Surface Prep – consider a second application if the wall is severely dented or damaged

  9. Sand using 220 grit zinc stearate sandpaper

  10. 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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