Published on December 17th, 2012 | by Henri


Painting over contact paper on kitchen wall

Q.      The previous owners of our house covered the wall behind the kitchen sink with contact paper. At this time we are not prepared to replace the whole wall, and peeling off the paper ruins the wall. If we apply primer first, is it possible to paint over the contact paper? In another year or so we are tearing out the sink, cupboards, etc. and putting in all new but we are trying to “freshen” up for right now and are painting the rest of the kitchen.

A.    Try removing the contact paper by heating it with a hair dryer; it should peel off easily. If it does not, you should make sure that all of the paper is sound by re-gluing any loose edges, etc. Prime the contact paper with B-I-N and paint it.

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