is used by professional paperhangers because it's ONE-STEP solution
for all surfaces and all wallpapers!
you paper a room, there is no reason not to get the perfect job you
envisioned when you bought the wallcovering. Yet many people end up
with bubbles, seam splits, edge curling, gapping at top or bottom, or
background colors showing through. At redecorating time, they discover
they cannot remove even "strippable" paper without damage
to the facing paper of drywall.
disappointments can be avoided by proper surface preparation. On previously
decorated surfaces, making sure that the wall is clean is not enough.
Porous surfaces, glossy surfaces and old wallcoverings - especially
vinyls and foils - all present different problems. If new drywall is
involved, the facing paper must be protected so it will not be pulled
off when you remove "strippable" wallcoverings at some later
now, the only surface treatment prior to hanging wallcoverings recommended
by wallcovering manufacturers was: (1) Prime with oil-base primer. (2)
Let dry overnight. (3) Apply wall size. (4) Allow size to dry.
all the drying time, mess and effort, it's no wonder many do-it-yourself
decorators shied away from wallcovering or took a chance by skipping
surface preparation, often ending up with a botched job.
Universal Wallcovering Primer, a white pigmented water-based primer,
was developed as an easy-to-use replacement for oil-based primers. It's
the one-step product that can be used whenever wallcoverings are to
a mildewcide to prevent growth of mold and mildew on the primer film