I am in the process of refreshing my kitchen and intend to paint walls that were previously wallpapered. Thanks to the Wagner Power Steamer, the wallpaper is coming down pretty nicely, with just a few spots where the backing paper has come off the sheetrock. Once it's all down, what is the best way to prep the walls for paint? I intend to paint the walls a matte finish, probably in a light tan color
Kudos to you for using a steamer to remove wallpaper. It makes the job so much easier, doesn't it?
Your next best step is to prime the walls. I recommend a latex or oil-based primer, which will seal in the surfaces nicely and give you a great base upon which to add your top coat of paint. Using primer will help the new paint flow and adhere properly.
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