1st of all, a bit of groveling… We had promised to share or final staircase restoration photographs with you, but we got delayed in finishing the project. We are desperate to share our project with you all, but want it to be perfect before revealing the outcomes. We guarantee to preserve you updated and have rescheduled our final reveal for the 29/11/2012.
I had to go back a do a little more hand sanding on the rolled paint and the sprayed paint looked a tiny much more original and like a factory-finish, but honestly, both looked fine. So if you do not have an air compressor and a spray gun, foam mini-rollers are a fantastic solution for you. Just make certain you do quite a few coats to blur out any roller lines.
I went through all the solvents also, and even a steamer. But what works even greater, more quickly and cleaner is a clothes iron. Lay it on higher heat and the tar paper will get started to bubble around the edges in much less than a single minute. Move the iron to one more spot and quickly scrape off the entire sheet of paper the size of the iron. Reduce your job from days to hours. Seriously!
There are several techniques to remove wallpaper. A steamer is a good way to go and can be bought at paint and house improvement stores. There are also a lot of items available to assist with this method. The important soon after the wallpaper has been removed, is to make positive that all of the wallpaper adhesive has been cleaned from the wall. One more suggestion is to prime the wall with an oil primer just before painting, to make positive that the wall is properly sealed.
As soon as your repairs are dry, sand the wall until it really is smooth. If you strategy to put up new wallpaper, use an acrylic primer that is formulated for wallpaper applications (offered at residence centers and paint stores) to make removing it less difficult the subsequent time about. If you’re going to paint, use a primer created for that purpose. Constantly prime a wall, even if it really is painted, before placing wallpaper on it. If you do not, you may well take away the paper surface of the drywall when you attempt to take away it.