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Yes, go ahead and paint over it
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No, remove the wallpaper first.
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Question: Is it advisable to paint over wallpaper?
Top Answer (84% of 319 votes): No, remove the wallpaper first..

Answer: Yes, go ahead and paint over it
Explanation: This is a question we hear a lot. We hear it from people who just moved into a house with wallpapered walls they don’t like, and we hear it from folks who some years back decided to do a wallpaper job but now aren’t thrilled with the appearance. The rumor you often hear is that you can’t paint over wallpaper, that you have to go through a massive stripping effort before paint can safely be applied. This is only true in some instances. If the wallpaper is peeling or showing other signs of adherence problems, you’ll have to determine if a good sanding job will solve the problem. A full-scale stripping job might be necessary, but then it might not, so don’t automatically run out and arrange for this service. In most cases, as long as the wallpaper is uniformly stuck to the walls, there’s no need to strip. But you do need to take certain measures in painting over it.
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Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: Painting over wall paper 90% of the time will lead to bubbles under wallpaper. Giving your walls a not so beautiful finish
Laurie’s Painting
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: Not a good idea, wall paper will peel and cause problems
Misija construction
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Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: Is not possible paint over in wallpaper becouse is coming boubles.
Ben's painters
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: You should not paint directly over wall paper. Thou every situation is different. I recommend removing it and getting a clean surface to paint to. Including skim coating the wall sanding and priming before paining (2coats).REP
Pixley's Painting Pressurewashing Plus
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: most of the time wallpaper will show through and leave you with a bad finish
Property Repair Service & Inspections
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Answer: Yes, go ahead and paint over it
Explanation: You can paint over wall paper if you seal the wallpaper lines where the two pieces join
Phoenix Empire Painting
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: Water based paint will loosen the wallpaper glue and start to bubble.
Mandy's Contractors
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: It's always better to remove it and prime and pant.
D&S Professional Painters
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Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: Many homeowners love the look of wallpaper. It covers wall imperfections, adds unique textures and patterns, and creates a finished wall surface that's difficult to replicate with paint. Quality vinyl wallpaper that's professionally installed can last up to 15 years with little maintenance [source: NGPP]. For some people, wallpaper's durability can be a problem. Designs and patterns chosen decades ago simply don't work with a more modern decor. Homeowners who like to change the look of their home from time to time typically prefer paint, which is cheaper and easier to apply and can be changed up in a fraction of the time that wallpaper changes would take.
mayra enterprises corp
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: because the paint will make the wall paper heavy and will eventually hang
New Era General Construction
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: Because it can bleed threw
XPRESS MOVING CLEANING AND REPAIR SERVICES
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Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: It is best to take the care plan for Removal of Wallpaper to give the client a better project.
XPRESS Moving and Cleaning Services
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: Because, if u paint over the paper, the paint could cause the glue to have a reaction
Action Supreme Painting
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: The whole idea behind painting is to make a prepared surface look great and to have the paint last a long time. If you paint over wallpaper your chances of your beautiful paint job staying beautiful diminish.
Patric's custom painting
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Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: If the wallpaper is in a good condition you can pain over it but i recommend not to. The reason is because wallpaper over time will start peeling so there for the paint will also.
Certified Painting Professionals
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: Several ways to hide or take wallpaper down. Looks better taken down.
popes painting
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: Painting over wall paper can lead to the surface to buble up. And. Mill make it very difficult to remove in the future. So we never paint over wall paper.
Bogue Art Studios
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Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: It's just wrong and the wallpaper most likely will peel or bubble.
Arcadian Handyman
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: Although the material may adhere to the wallpaper. Theres no guarantee that once the wallpaper gets wet the wallpaper itself may loose its adhesion.
S. Williams Painting
Answer: Yes, go ahead and paint over it
Explanation: Yes this can be done, however is not advisable. To do so, one must prep the surface properly to obtain positive results. Inquire with local paint store for recommended primers.
Coatings by Chris
ProMatcher
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: Wallpaper will eventually peel off, thereby destroying the new paint.
Moonlight Murals & Framing
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: You want to remove the wallpaper first because the paint over time will start to flake off.
Colorado Concrete
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: Some wallpaper can be painted over but due to the seems bubbling and peeling will ocur
Anthony Shelton Painting
ProMatcher
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: Most wall paper will take a stain sealer to block the coloring and you still run into a chance of wallpaper peeling off when it gets wet. But if you just remove the wallpaper then prime and paint with no issues.
Complete Home Painting, LLC
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: It really depends on your vision for the space. You absolutely CAN paint over wallpaper if you're using a faux technique or want to incorporate the texture of the paper into the new design. Murals can be painted over wallpaper too. BUT...If the goal is a normal looking wall, remove the wallpaper. Carefully. And repair any damage before painting.
Amber Reese Painting
Answer: Yes, go ahead and paint over it
Explanation: Unless your wallpaper has a texture that you dont want to show through and you don't plan on removing the wallpaper anytime in the future, then it is advisable to paint over the existing wallpaper. Removing it can cause unexpected damage to your walls and it cuts down on time an effort dramatically. Just be sure to secure any loose pieces and add a line of caulk around the perimeter where the wallpaper meets the floor and ceiling to keep the paper from peeling.
Designdeceptions
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Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: Wallpaper will eventually peel over time, ruining any layer of paint used to cover.
Johnnyfin Paints
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: Wallpaper has the tendency to swell and bubble, making the paint look uneven and leading to peeling. It is best to remove the wallpaper prior to painting for best results.
Cantu's Painting Service
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: You will not get the full affect of your paint job. If the wall paper fails comes loose from wall so will your paint.
A&B Painting
ProMatcher
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: The wall will show the wallpaper seams and corners will wear over time, especially if painted. Wallpaper is much easier to remove without paint.
DelFavero Decorating Service LLC
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: Once it gets wet it will probably start to come off
Chris Finstad Painting
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: Wallpaper always provides a poor base for paint. The finish product will seldom be smooth and flat. The best way to remove the paper is to steam it off, wash off remaining paste, sand and prime.
Pro Painting & Design
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Answer: Yes, go ahead and paint over it
Explanation: As long as the paper is tight painting over it works very well. Especially if using the ceramic paint we recommend
Painter's Touch
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: remove would be best however in some instances oil base primer can be applied first
INNOVATIVE PAINT PROS
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: The wallpaper seams will show and once its painted it will never come off.
Al & Brian's Painting
ProMatcher
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: Remove wallcovering with steam or a chemical remover for best results. Even though it is possible to paint over a wall covering with proper materials and know how; it could lead to a sloppy end result or paint failure if the work being performed is not done correctly.
Vitris Painting Service
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: It's best to strip the wall paper then paint.Because painting over it will show imperfections
Devon Whitehead Pressure Cleaning
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: Occasionally, we are asked to paint over existing wallpaper. While, it can be done at times, it is not recommended. The wallpaper still remains underneath the paint, therefore there will still be seams where the wallpaper meets. This may actually become more visible when painted. There is also a risk of bubbling or peeling of the existing wallpaper when you apply primer or paint. Sometimes, the bubbling disappears as the paint dries, and sometimes it does not. In my opinion it is not worth the risk.
Artistic Expressions
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Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: Should never paint over wallpaper, but it can be done.
K&C Painting
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: Painting over existing wallpaper may cause the existing wallpaper to come loose. Then you will ruin the newly installed wallpaper and your project will cost you double. Plus delays and frustration. Take the time to do it I correctly the first time and enjoy for years to come.
J&R Painting and Wallpaper
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: It's best to remove wallpaper. It's extremely tough to hide the wallpaper seems and the wallpaper may separate from the wall in the future.
All Pro Brush Painting
ProMatcher
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: If you paint over wallpaper there a high chance that the wallpaper will bubble and you will have to remove at the end.
Pro Brush Painting
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: Paint is only as good as the surface its being painted over and nobody knows how well the wall paper was installed.
East coast agencies llc
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: You can if using a oil primer, latex Paint will loosen the wall covering causing it to pull from the surface
Alpine home repairs
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Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: Sometimes you can if it was properly put on wall depending on the shape of wallpaper
B&JS painting
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: Need to take off wallpaper and clean then paint, roll or spray then do trim work.
J & C Service's
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: It's best to remove the wallpaper do to many factors like the paper wrinkling, or bubbling, plus it can start peeling at the seams.
Finer Finish
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes, go ahead and paint over it
Explanation: Depends on the type of wallpaper.
Decorative Painting
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: Most cases, the moisture from the paint will make the wallpaper raise up. Even if you prime it, you will never be able to get rid of the joint lines unless you texture, which in this case the texture will make the wall paper raise also.
Innovative Finishes
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: It's always best to remove the wallpaper first. There's always a chance it could be through the paint.
Village Design
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes, go ahead and paint over it
Explanation: you need to oil prime it first
marathon painting
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: Paint will soak through wall covering and reactivate glue paste and cause lifting and bubleing. If it is something you really want to do , seal the wall covering first with an oil based primer to block the latex water base paint from reactivating glue.
Bushco Contracting
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: Wall paper removal is a necessary step to obtain a smooth wall finish.
Square Feet Contracting
ProMatcher
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: Painting over wallpaper is unprofessional and will not stand the test of time.
Karoll Julian Inc.
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: The factors can be many... but it boils down to how much wall damage will be caused during the removal process. If the wallpaper can withstand hot water and not peal off...you might be able to prime over the wallpaper.
Seamingly Straight Inc
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: Remove wallpaper and any other things such a glue.
JR Painting
ProMatcher
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: When you paint over wallpaper, it makes it much harder to remove afterwards and wallpapers should be removed & walls completely washed to remove the glue as well.
Lanaville Contracting
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: There a chance there babe will peel or become damaged
Ben's Handyman Inc Home Improvement Contractor
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: If you paint over the wallpaper eventually the wall paper will start peeling or get torn and the paint job will be ruined and the next painter will have to do the wallpaper removal which will be two times as difficult with a coat of paint on top of it.
Fine Lines Painting
ProMatcher
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: No, All wallpaper, backing and adhesive must be removed first to achieve proper adhesion and look.
Vivid Painting
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: According to most home improvement experts, as well as the National Guild of Professional Paperhangers, wallpaper should be removed before painting whenever possible, as you'll experience better results and fewer problems down the road. For some people looking to replace their existing wallpaper with paint, stripping the paper simply may not be an option. They may find their walls are not in good enough shape, and that removing the paper causes more problems than it prevents. If you think this is the case in your home, you may be right. In this case, painting over wallpaper may be the best choice.
ArtsWorks
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: you can paint over wallpaper but you may see the seams
Artios Painting 309 788 9432
ProMatcher
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: For a worry free paint job, remove the paper and smooth the wall first. No worries of peeling and tearing in later years.
Mora Art and Interior Design
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: We need to remove the wallpaper and also the glue of the wallpaper, primer the wall, patch if necessary and apply fiael coat!
Tb Services Painting
Answer: Yes, go ahead and paint over it
Explanation: as long as the wallpaper is on the wall good you can paint it but try a small area to make sure it wont peel
Four All Seasons Construction
ProMatcher
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: We believe in doing things once. If the wallpaper can be removed, remove it. If the wallpaper removal process will cause extensive wall damage, painting over the wallpaper becomes an option.
Seamingly Straight Inc
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: Wast money and time if not remove. Still depends on job.
Designing Home Inc.
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: I can be done under certain conditions but we recommend removal
Majestic Painting
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes, go ahead and paint over it
Explanation: there are steps that have to be taken before painting over wall paper,but sure you can
Rick's Painting and More
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: Always try to remove it before painting over it with a primer first then topcoat.
Temple Painting
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: Wallpaper if painted over, tends to buckle and peel. It is very important to remove the wallpaper first in order to prevent this from happening and to have a lasting finish.
Murals and More
ProMatcher
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: Will bubble up
A Top Quality Services
Answer: Yes, go ahead and paint over it
Explanation: You will have to prime the wall paper and mudd the seems..
Eric Orr
Answer: No, remove the wallpaper first.
Explanation: Common sense.
East Dallas Painting
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