Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Cherubs No More

I have been known to say, when asked what I do, that I am a stripper, but on paper only. Every so often we get to strip wallpaper and then revert to new paper or a fresh coat of paint. We actually hung this paper about 10 years ago. It was the easiest and fastest stripping job we ever did, bar none. The reason became apparent once we got started. I had coated the walls with a wallpaper primer called Wallgrip by Benjamin Moore. It allowed for easy hanging and even easier removal. Even the adhesive did not need scrubbing off the wall as it all came off with the paper liner once we soaked it.

The cherubs had to go. We stripped the paper, did some filling on the walls, painted all the trim two coats of a hybrid paint (water cleanup alkyd) and then coated the wall with the best paint on the market, Benjamin Moore Aura Eggshell Latex. What a transformation! The room was bigger, brighter, and cleaner. What was once a job I was dreading, became a very pleasant experience.

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