Painting a Modular Home

Anonymous asked 10 years ago

Can I paint over the “paper-type” wall covering in a modular home?

4 Answers
MagicDave answered.

Yes… first scrape off any peeling paper, then spackle the edges, then prime the entire wall or ceiling using ONLY Pigmented Shellac Sealer Primer… then finish coat with a high quality paint like Sherwin Williams Classic-99 Latex…

I would not suggest painting over any papers of any kind. With a semi-gloss a lot of times it will bubble or peel off after you paint I have had customers have me do this but I did it with a flat paint and a couple coats and didn't have any problems but as for the long term affects I left that for them to find out because that was how they wanted it done.

I would try and remove the wall covering if you can. Some wall paper tends to bubble if you paint it. Use a wall paper remover spray it on with a bottle and let soak for the time stated on bottle. then scrap it off. You'll want to use Kilz to prime with after. Good luck

Anonymous answered.

I crumpled tissue paper, then spread the sheets out as I applied the semi-gloss paint. It has a stucco-like finish and has been perfect for 7 years.