Emulsion (latex) paint not working on wallpaper

by Sandy

Hi,

I am painting an emulsion (latex) on top of a wallpaper that already had an emulsion applied to it.

I am using a Dulux emulsion and after three coats there are still patches on two of the inside walls showing through.

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May 12, 2016
Painting emulsion or latex paint onto wallpapered walls
by: Shawn

Hi,

I'm going to have to take a guess here and say that you didn't prime your wallpaper, with a primer that's intended for wallpaper, or one that's used to block stains, prior to painting.

I would suggest you try priming the spots that are showing through, with a stain blocking primer, and then follow up with a couple coats of paint overtop of the entire surface.

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