This project was time consuming but totally worth it – I don’t typically take on a job like this unless we are already doing a bigger project like a kitchen, but I knew this was something I really wanted to see transform. And I am so happy I took this job, because the transformation is absolutely AMAZING, and I can’t wait to show you the silky and velvety results of the paint!
After all the wallpaper was scraped off, it was time to spray the area one more time with the solution to make sure we get all the adhesive washed out. Then I scrubbed the walls with a sponge really well, removing all the remaining glue and adhesive.
Make sure you let the walls DRY overnight after all the steaming and washing the adhesive off. You don’t want any water sealed under the primer and paint. I proceeded to patch any holes and imperfections on the walls the next day, after letting the walls dry over night, and then it was time to prime.
Don’t forget to caulk the seams on windows, doorways, and any trim! It’s the details that will make the difference! In this case the wall boards were not bending one bit and I was not able to nail gun them back to the wall – always try to do that if that’s an option.
Don’t forget a good quality primer before painting! We used a Benjamin Moore primer
And finally I got to my favorite part – Painting with the most gorgeous paint color!! We color matched a local woman owned paint company’s paint because we wanted to use BM Aura paint – The company I love to support is called “Clare” and you can find her paints here:
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