What is vinyl wallpaper?

Answer Vinyl wallpaper is a recent development. It is an offspring of the new field of polymer chemistry, which developed in the late 1940s. Originally marketed as heavy, cloth-backed papers, some of toda... Read More »

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Can you paint on vinyl wallpaper?

You can paint over vinyl wallpaper, but it is difficult. Apply drywall mud over wallpaper seams and sand it once its dry to cover seams and prevent bubbling. Remove all loose sections of wallpaper ... Read More »

How to Strip Vinyl Wallpaper?

Removing vinyl wallpaper is not as bad as it may sound. Chemical strippers dissolve wallpaper adhesive, making it easier to remove. Non-porous vinyl wallpaper needs scoring to allow the stripper to... Read More »

How to Wash Vinyl Wallpaper?

Washing any kind of wallpaper has the potential to damage the wall treatment, because wet wallpaper can peel off the wall. Vinyl wallpaper, however, provides a washable surface as long as you don't... Read More »

How to Get Vinyl Wallpaper off a Drywall?

Changing the decor in the bathroom or kitchen sometimes includes removing the vinyl wallpaper. You can paint over vinyl wallpaper but if the wallpaper seams are pulling from the wall, it is best to... Read More »