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Can I Paint Protecto Film Placed Over Wallpaper?

My son would like me to paint his walls a more neutral color. He is now living in his older sister's bedroom and she would prefer if we didn't take off her childhood wall paper.

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So I thought if I used "Protecto Film" (used to cover school books) which easily peels off from wall paper and I painted it a more masculine color, I might solve my problem. What would be the best way to paint it?

By fern from North Woodmere, NY

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August 3, 20100 found this helpful

Paint would not stick, you would need to sand paper it to prep the walls. Defeating the purpose of protecting with a plastic covering. Is this covering like contact paper? Either way, you have to prep for paint to stick.

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August 5, 20100 found this helpful

The easiest way to cover walls is to use sheets. I think you could staple them over the wall paper. Not sure of the film you are speaking about, then how would you paint over it?

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Is this wallpaper still available? Buy enough to redo the room, then paint over it if it's in good condition, or take it down. Best of luck to you!

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