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Will the texture of wallpaper show through if it is painted?

Always
42%
Most of the time
28%
Some of the time
22%
Never
2%
Not sure
3%
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Question: Will the texture of wallpaper show through if it is painted?
Top Answer (42% of 316 votes): Always.

Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: it depends on the pattern if so prime with oil base primer first then skim over with drywall compound re-prime with latex then 1-2 coats of finish paint
MIRACLE MAN PAINTING
Answer: Always
Explanation: Paint is only a thin coating. Whatever was there texture-wise before will remain after. It may be slightly diminished in relief but still textured.
Red Lodge Home & Tree LLC
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: If there is a texture to wallpaper it will show through once painted because the paint layer is not able to conceal texture
RPS
ProMatcher
Answer: Always
Explanation: paint is a very thin coating and not designed to hide texture.
Action Painting and Handyman
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: If the wallpaper has any kind of texture to it. It will show through and you will also see joint seams as well. However if you cover the walls with a thin coat of joint compound, fill all joints, sand and prime with an oil based paint you will have a wall that looks new. (This is not something i would not recommend though!)
Shambaugh Painting
Answer: Always
Explanation: Seams will show as well as any texture.
Down Under Faux
ProMatcher
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: Some WP does not have a texture
Misija construction
Answer: Always
Explanation: Yes always the texture of wallpaper show throught if it is painted
Ben's painters
Answer: Always
Explanation: If you don’t like the texture showing through the paint, it’s best to remove it.
Pixley's Painting Pressurewashing Plus
ProMatcher
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: Depending on the texture of the wallpaper.
Henson Coatings and Construction
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: Matters on how many coats are applied and how thick the texture is. More coats covers more. Less texture eaiser to cover
Phoenix Empire Painting
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: depends on how thick you roll the paint of and what lins of wall paper it is
Dee Cee's exterior cleaning
ProMatcher
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: It Depends what Product you Use.
Louisiana Premiere Drywall, LLC
Answer: Never
Explanation: If you apply it correctly
XPRESS MOVING CLEANING AND REPAIR SERVICES
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: It depends if it has a texture too it instead of a smooth pattern.
All-Pro Painting
ProMatcher
Answer: Always
Explanation: Paint ALWAYS shows the texture underneath it.
Patric's custom painting
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: It all depends of how many codes you use to paint over it but you will be able to tell that there is wallpaper behind the paint.
Certified Painting Professionals
Answer: Always
Explanation: You can hide it using sheetrock mud.
popes painting
ProMatcher
Answer: Always
Explanation: The wallpaper seams must be floated anyway so the rest of the wall needs be floated so any texture is going to get covered. We prefer a light rolled texture on walls if the customer does not specify.
BK Design Associates
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: Depending on the roller stipple your leaving and the coarseness of the wallpaper.
S. Williams Painting
Answer: Always
Explanation: If the wallpaper has texture than yes it will show through
Coatings by Chris
ProMatcher
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: More or less, depending on the thickness of the paint and the depth of the textured wallpaper.
Moonlight Murals & Framing
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: Wallpaper's texture can show through
Colorado Concrete
Answer: Always
Explanation: If you paint over any risen texture common sense is tells you, you see it
Anthony Shelton Painting
ProMatcher
Answer: Always
Explanation: This may be a desirable element if you're into a faux design! If not, you will not be happy with the results.
Amber Reese Painting
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: This is one case where I recommend removal, unless you are doing a faux technigue or texture that will hide the pattern.
Designdeceptions
Answer: Always
Explanation: Unless you use 10 coats of paint (Which no one will do)
Johnnyfin Paints
ProMatcher
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: Any obstruction on the wall will stick out like a sore thumb. If you use flat it is not as noticeable if you use eggshell semi-gloss,gloss,satin you will no doubt see it.
A&B Painting
Answer: Always
Explanation: Paint eliminates the pattern of the paper. The pattern served to minimize the texture of the paper. Once the pattern is gone, the texture is there for all to see. If paper must be painted over because walls were not sized and removal causes too much damage, walls can be made smooth and seams hidden by skim coating with joint compound.
Schwendler Painting Services
Answer: Always
Explanation: Paint is a covering and will cover substrates. If the surface has a texture the texture will show.
DelFavero Decorating Service LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: Yes, if you have a heavy textured wallpaper the walls must be skim coated with drywall topping in order to eliminate the texture.
Jaworski Painting
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: If the paper is textured then it will show. If it has no texture painting over it looks just fine. In fact it can make for beautiful walls.
Painter's Touch
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: Depends on paper vinyl smooth wont but some textured or cloth will resulting in removal before paint
INNOVATIVE PAINT PROS
ProMatcher
Answer: Always
Explanation: Paint does not hide texture. Think of painting over a tile floor yes the paint will hide the flat tile surface, but your still going to see the outline of the grout area.
Vitris Painting Service
Answer: Always
Explanation: Any texture in the wallpaper will still remain when the wall is painted a solid color.
Artistic Expressions
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: The wallpaper texture showing through the paint depends on the wallpaper.The smoother the wallpaper the less chance the texture will show.
All Pro Brush Painting
ProMatcher
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: Due to Mil thickness of paint being minimum
Alpine home repairs
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: It depends on texture or how its applied or how its primmered.
RITZ PAINTING
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: The lines of wallpaper will still be there and standout
CPL painting and repair service
ProMatcher
Answer: Always
Explanation: It would be like painting textured wallpaper.
Village Design
Answer: Always
Explanation: Paint follows any structure it is placed over
Bushco Contracting
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: If you prime the area you might get away with it.
Square Feet Contracting
ProMatcher
Answer: Always
Explanation: If you can feel the texture...paint will not cover the texture. You would need to prime the wallpaper first...then float out the entire surface with mud, sand then prime again...then you can paint.
Seamingly Straight Inc
Answer: Always
Explanation: Yes
3HandyLanes Services LLC
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: Depending on the paper and type of texture
Ben's Handyman Inc Home Improvement Contractor
ProMatcher
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: Most wallpaper has ilteast some texture and should be removed.
Vivid Painting
Answer: Always
Explanation: Just like any wall texture it becomes more pronounced with a thicker, one color coat on the top of it.
ArtsWorks
Answer: Never
Explanation: Typically, the pattern will not show, unless its a flocked and/or fabric backed vinyl
M & R Painting Solutions LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Never
Explanation: Wallpaper should be properly prepped before attempting to paint over it - it should mudded and sanded just like you would do if you were patching holes in the wall.
TNT Painting & Home Repairs, LLC
Answer: Always
Explanation: Here in Las Vegas all walls have texture. In cases where the wallpaper can not be removed without damaging the drywall, we prime over the wallpaper. Floating the wallpaper and then blowing texture on top of the wallpaper is a viable solution.
Seamingly Straight Inc
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: If it is real texture it will.
Majestic Painting
ProMatcher
Answer: Always
Explanation: if the wallpaper is a texture then yes you will see the texture
East Coast Painting Company LLC
Answer: Never
Explanation: once primed with a good cover stain primer you wouldn't know the paper was there
Rick's Painting and More
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: Primer!
Temple Painting
ProMatcher
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: It depends on the make up of the paper, and its composition
Bradley Paint & Remodeling
Answer: Always
Explanation: My experience
A Top Quality Services
Answer: Always
Explanation: That's why you would skim the wall's
Eric Orr
ProMatcher
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: A good coat of primer is the key here.
Aesthetic House Painting
Answer: Always
Explanation: If there is any type of raised print on the wallpaper you will see the print after it's been Painted!
colorful homes inc.
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: depends on what kind of wallpaper was used.
The Right Karma
ProMatcher
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: Yes if the wallpaper is not slick and if a mud texture has not been applied.
Superior Paint & Remodeling
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: We recommend to remove wallpaper
Service Painters, inc.
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: It depends on the pattern. It is a good idea to prime it before painting over it and spackle the seams.
affordable painting contractors
ProMatcher
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: Most wallpaper textures will show through two coats of paint.
Marquez Painting
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: If wall are not skinned Appropriately
HandyMan Xpress & Home Improvements
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: sometimes depending on the wallpaper if it is smooth or not
miller painting
ProMatcher
Answer: Always
Explanation: It is hard to hide with paint
John NESLER Painting
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: Dends how many coats of paint and mil thickness
928 Painting llc
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: If the wallpaper is textured it will come through after painting.
Cool Change Painting and Home Repair
ProMatcher
Answer: Always
Explanation: It always does ! Anyone call tell we promise !
The Bangor Painter & Handyman
Answer: Always
Explanation: You can't get around this. Using a flat paint helps reduce the visibility.
1st Coast Painting & more Inc
Answer: Always
Explanation: www.paintpower.net www.paint-power.com
PAINT POWER
ProMatcher
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: Texture and the seams will show through.
Charlie's Painting llc
Answer: Always
Explanation: None
Arundel Custom Painting LLC
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: It will if you do mot make up a mud texture and texture it first.
Finch Painting & WallCoverings
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