How to Wallpaper or Paint Directly on Plaster?

Answer Paint and wallpaper feature prominently in do-it-yourself decorating projects. Both require careful preparation of the surfaces to which they are going to be applied if you want to achieve a profes... Read More »

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How do I remove wallpaper from plaster walls?

Mix 5 oz. of wallpaper stripper in a gallon of water. Fill a spray bottle with the solution. Spray an area of the wallpaper until it is saturated. Scrape off the paper with a a sharp 4-inch scraper... Read More »

How to Strip Wallpaper from Plaster & Lath?

Don't rent expensive equipment - you will need newspapers, bucket(s) of hot water, a long-handled sponge mop, scrubby sponge, regular sponges, a putty scraper & time!

How do I remove wallpaper glue from plaster walls?

Pour 1 gallon of water in a pump sprayer. Add 5 oz. wallpaper stripper. Shake the solution vigorously until mixed. Spray the solution on a section of the plaster walls. Let sit for one minute, all... Read More »

Can you paint directly over gloss paint?

Yes, but you should clean and lightly sand the gloss paint first, to give the new paint a good 'key' surface. Cleaning can be done with a degreasing agent such as 'sugar soap', following the instr... Read More »