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Question DetailsAsked on 10/3/2012


I got a paint estimate over the phone.My kitchen was painted.When I came home I found the wallpaper and border had not been removed first.Neither had any nails in the wall.Many parts of the wall had raised ,peeling wallpaper.It looks awful.I will have to get someone to fix it.What is the best option at this point?Wouldn't removing the wallpaper have been the first step in prepping for the paint job?

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If it was too good to be true, it probably is. Did you tell the painter to remove the wallpaper and border? If not there are people who just paint over the old paper,so think it is on you. As to the nails, removing them are part of any paint job I have heard with the exception of if you are using them to hold plates or pictures so maybe another gray area. My gut instinct is this painter is not so ethical or they could have called and clarified the situation when it arose. Good Luck Jim Casper very old painter


Answered 7 years ago by jccasper


Agree with other post. Not typically done. Most wallpapers will eventually bleed through paint anyway. No, it should have been removed. As far as the nails, sounds lazy. I guess you are lucky they took your pictures down! If you didn't ask for that or they did not provide a quote stating wallpaper removal then you were a bit naive. If they didn't suggest it, they were unprofessional. Removal will be harder because off the paint Now. Is it a large area? Just one wall or behind cabinets and such. If it were just one open wall area honestly you might just want to put up new drywall. If it is behind cabinets, appliances, etc that would be extremely complicated. One more thought, if there are layers of wallpaper, it will be more difficult to remove. Good luck.

Answered 6 years ago by Guest_99081503

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