Painting & Decorating Question

Old wallpaper peeling

The old wallpaper in my kitchen is peeling off. What can I use to re stick the bits that are coming away from the wall. I would then like to re paint over the wall paper. I take it ill need specific 'kitchen' paint for painting.

3 Answers

Don't bother, you are wasting time and money, strip back all walls and line with 1,000 grade lining paper then apply 3 coats of water based eggshell for best results.
Francis Decs..

Answered 16th Apr 2013

Damask Interiors

Member since 14 Feb 2012

wallpaper paste would be good

Answered 16th Apr 2013

T J Hubble

Member since 18 Aug 2009

Personally we never recommend any type of wall covering in a kitchen for all the stem from cooking makes this comment a usual one. If possible could you strip the walls back to a bare plaster and decorate this ? If not you can buy ready mixed adhesive in small tubs or even boarder adhesive peel back try not to tear the paper and with a small brush put in the paste so you cover the paper and wall leave for a few minutes then push the paper down and and try and squeeze out the excess paste as for decorating over the paper i would recommend that you first wash all walls ceiling and woodwork with a sugar soap salutation to remove any grease and for the walls and ceiling Kitchen and bathroom paint will be fine as would Diamond matt emulsion which is a tough emulsion paint that is washable as would water based eggshell oil is best but heavy going and very smelly if you are very new to painting stick to the Kitchen and Bathroom range.

Hope this helps and project goes well

Alex Berry

Answered 16th Apr 2013

ADB Painting and Decorating

Member since 12 Feb 2013

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