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Painting over wallpaper (in good condition)

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Note: For a visual of the steps below outlining how to prepare wallpaper for painting, please reference the PDF flowchart.

Flowchart - how to paint over wallpaper
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  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 (use 220 grit zinc sterate sandpaper)
  3. Seal waterstains, crayon and pen marks with Resene Sureseal (D42)
  4. Apply Resene Vinyl Wallpaper Sealer (D406)
  5. Refer to Room Flow Charts
    1. Repainting hallways, stairways, bedrooms and living areas
    2. Repainting kitchens and living rooms – including open plan

Note: For more information on products, view the Product Data Sheet referred to in ( ) after the product name.


Key accessories essential to complete the job

Add ons – to make the job easier or quicker

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