Paper over Zinsser Wallpaper Cover Up?

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Paper over Zinsser Wallpaper Cover Up?

Post by Jim_K » Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:22 pm

I've used Zinssers Wallpaper Cover Up to prime some vinyl wallpaper (intending to put emulsion over it). The Zinssers has done a brilliant job of adhering to the vinyl, but I think the walls would benefit from a layer of lining-paper before painting. I know I'm a terrible person for considering this :shock: .

Will Wallrock Fibreliner (using Wallrock Power Adhesive) adhere to the Zinssers Wallpaper Cover Up? Or will it'll need a coat of emulsion first?


PS. The vinyl wallpaper was simply too well stuck. Nothing would shift it apart from a chisel.
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Re: Paper over Zinsser Wallpaper Cover Up?

Post by Tom d'Angler » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:45 am

Wallpaper Cover Up is an excellent product. One of its benefits is that it will provide a good surface for emulsion to stick to so I don't see any reason why lining paper wouldn't stick to it. It wouldn't do any harm, and wouldn't take long, to size the walls first.

Why do you think you need to line the walls?
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Re: Paper over Zinsser Wallpaper Cover Up?

Post by Have Brush Will Travel » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:24 pm

It should be ok..but I would do a test piece first

The surface of the vinyl should have peeled from the backing paper easy..
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Re: Paper over Zinsser Wallpaper Cover Up?

Post by gc1967 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:45 pm

A waste of Zinserr wallpaper cover up me thinks, should have just stripped the paper off and lined your walls.
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