Painting over 1978 Argosy wallpaper?
Prior to thoroughly cleaning the vinyl-clad walls in my Minuet, I had considered the possibility of a coat of paint. The original vinyl covering cleaned up beautifully and has been comparatively easy to maintain with a regular recoating with Future Acrylic floor wax. As such, I only have the instructions for painting -- my intent was to consult my local MAB paint store's personnel for their recommendations for primer and top coat.
My Overlander had experienced painting of its original Zolatone at some point in its life so it did require a freshing after I acquired it in 1995. With my coach's already painted over Zolatone, I chose to follow my local MAB retailer's suggestion and utilized an oil-based primer/sealer/surfacer (we knew that the existing paint was oil-based as a touch-up can had been left in the coach by the previous owner). The top coat was a three coat process that was applied utilizing a sponge-painting process to simulate the Zolatone.
Good luck with your project!
Kevin D. Allen
WBCCI (Lifetime Member)/VAC/Free Wheelers #6359
1964 Overlander International/1999 GMC K2500 Suburban (7400 VORTEC/4.11 Differentials)
1978 Argosy Minuet 6.0 Metre/1975 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible (8.2 Liter V8/2.70 Final Drive)