If walls could talk, mine would say " I hate you, I hate you so much that I ooze ugliness because I like seeing you cringe..."
Well I'm ready to fight back. But I'm not prepared. I heard a few people say that TSP (Trisodium Phosphate) will give the vinyl a good 'tooth' for the paint to adhere to. So I guess I have to invest a good week and a ton of muscle into just scrubbing the entire house down.
But then I don't know which primer to use and what finish to paint in. High-gloss would be easy to wash given my kids are young and hand-to-the-wall hourly.... make that minutely if you can fathom that as a word. But high gloss will bring out all those wonky grooves and cross-hatch looking textures in the vinyl, making it the same wall, different color. ew.
OK. Option number two.... matte finish or eggshell if that's the right term for it. Little dark finger-print stains and rubbed off areas where I tried to get rid of them....
I know there's a semi-gloss out there but am not too sure of how the finished look is.
Can I sand vinyl walls? Probably not.
Can I wallpaper them? If so, how? That paintable wallpaper is pretty awesome, by Debbie Travis...
Somebody out there HAS TO have painted their trailer walls before, or masked the ugliness SOMEHOW!
"Mwahaha I'll ooze and ooze till your head explodes!!!"