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Should i remove wall paper & paint before selling house

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Keentolearn77, 5th Sep, 2016.

  1. Keentolearn77

    Keentolearn77 Active Member

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    Hiya

    Wondering if i should invest in the time & money to remove the front living room and the hallway of wall paper.
    I wouldnt say its ugly, or in your face. Its ok, I like it.

    I just wonder how much in todays mkt / tastes would wall paper detract from the sale price much. Is it a hands down to sell the house with white walls / fresh paint....
     
  2. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Has the wallpaper been hung properly? Ie walls sized before paper hanging or just stuck on to the cement render. If it's the latter, it's gonna be hard to remove.
    How are the walls underneath?
     
  3. Otie

    Otie Well-Known Member

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    If it's well adhered I would paint over it. I think it will be offensive your probably just used to it lol
     
  4. Joynz

    Joynz Well-Known Member

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    My IP has wallpaper in the hall. It is a kind of cream slub linen pattern. Actually quite nice.
     
  5. WattleIdo

    WattleIdo renovating Premium Member

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    Removing wallpaper takes forever. It's worth it but depends how much time you've got.
     
  6. Ald

    Ald Well-Known Member

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    I hope that people who put wallpaper onto walls get the justice they deserve. Removing it, especially the old stuff and then washing off the glue and then sanding down the walls so that the next paint sticks.

    Aaaaaargh worst job in the world.