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I want to re-paint the walls in my mobile home. I found out that the walls were not treated before painting the first time (I believe it was that vinyl shiny stuff), just painted on top of the vinyl. The paint is peeling in spots. What should I do before re-painting?
Paint wont adhere to vinyl. If you can lightly rough it up by sanding it, I would try that. You could also go talk to the paint expert at Lowe's or Home Depot.
It can be done. You need a premium primer and paint. The instructions are here: https://www.the me-walls-2288218
I have a mobile home that was build with the flowered wall panels on the walls, but the flowered walls have been painted over. So the question is how to remove the paint and go back to the flowered walls?
Why would you actually want the flowers there? I have them now and getting ready to paint over them!
I would like to suggest you dont try to remove the flower panels. Go to resurfacing. I think resurfacing is easier than removing. Use primer and then paint.
Can you paint modular home walls where the paper has been torn off? What is the process?
did you ever figure out how to do this? i am curious as the last home owners attempted to peel it off thinking it was wallpaper and now the walls are ruined..
I stripper wallpaper that was put over vinyl wallboard in my mfg home. I want to paint now and one painter suggested to paint over the backing of wallpaper, which is smooth. Or do I strip off the backing and take a chance on pitting or marking the vinyl wall board?
By Janice G from Winter Haven, FL
I would just paint over the backing. I did this and used a spray 'texturizer' to make it look like the other painted walls. It comes in a big spray can and you just spray the wall with it to make it look texturized. Works great. Then I used 'kiltz' and painted - looks just fine! Can find it at the big box stores!
We are starting to paint a bedroom in our 1994 mobile home. The wallpaper is made on the wall and it started peeling. The surface underneath is not a smooth finish. What should we do so the room looks evenly painted?
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