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Always
12%
Most of the time
38%
Some of the time
42%
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2%
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Question: Will wallpaper bubble if it is painted?
Top Answer (42% of 270 votes): Some of the time.

Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: It's a gamble when you paint over wall paper. Somthing we don't do.
Bogue Art Studios
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: Sometimes paint causes the paper to bubble up. Then it must be removed.
BK Design Associates
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: All Depending on what material the wallpaper is, how it was applied and how old it is. Most older (like 80s and older) wallpaper your lucky to get it off at all.lol
S. Williams Painting
ProMatcher
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: If it's primed with a water based product, it will realease the glue.
Scott's Painting
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: It will also begin to peel away from the wall as the adhesive ages.
Moonlight Murals & Framing
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: The paint's moisture will cause the wallpaper to bubble
Colorado Concrete
ProMatcher
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: It depends on how the wallpaper was installed and how old it is. Most of the time the glue behind the paper has thinned out over time so when it get wet the glue will release itself from the wall and will create a bubble.
Complete Home Painting, LLC
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: It depends on how you paint it. There are techniques for painting wallpaper and it must be done correctly.
Amber Reese Painting
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: To avoid this make sure that your wall paper isn't already starting to come up in parts. Secondly, don't use an oil based primer. The oil will penetrate the wallpaper causing the glue to unadhere and possibly bubble.
Designdeceptions
ProMatcher
Answer: Always
Explanation: Wallpaper always degrades over time.
Johnnyfin Paints
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: Wallpaper has a high tendency for bubbling when wet from paint. To avoid any problems from this, it is best to remove it prior to painting.
Cantu's Painting Service
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: Depends on the quality of the wall paper. Paint is a liquid and will soak in to tbe paper after time it will assist in the paper seperating from the glue.
A&B Painting
ProMatcher
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: The moisture from the paint will most likely cause wallpaper to bubble.
DelFavero Decorating Service LLC
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: You may paint some coverings with a oil basemail primer but would recommend to remove paper.
Chris Finstad Painting
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: Any areas that the paper is not fully adhered to the wall, when paint is applied, bubbles will often form.
Pro Painting & Design
ProMatcher
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: If you use an oil based primer first it won't bubble. But that has a lot of odor and adds to labor costs. Our experience is that the bubbles are temporary and go away as the paint dries.
Painter's Touch
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: Not usually if oil base primer is applied if it does then you can cut out bubbled area and skim as needed.
INNOVATIVE PAINT PROS
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: It depends on if it was installed properly.
Al & Brian's Painting
ProMatcher
Answer: Always
Explanation: Because of the latex paint so if you do paint over it you must use a oil base primer
Devon Whitehead Pressure Cleaning
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: At times when painted is applied to existing wallpaper, it will bubble. Wallpaper is typically removed by creating air holes and soaking the paper with water or solution. When using a latex paint, it's can occasionally act as a loosening agent for the wallpaper. Sometimes the bubbles disappear after the paint dries, and sometimes they remain. It is a big risk.
Artistic Expressions
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: Adding moisture (paint) over wallpaper will loosen the paste and cause the paper to buble. It may dry flat or not. If it does you may cut a small hole in the bubble and insert some glue. Depending on how many bubbles you see it may work. I would always recommend removing the paper first and priming the walls prior to paint.
J&R Painting and Wallpaper
ProMatcher
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: Paint will create humidity and that will create the wallpaper to bubble.
Pro Brush Painting
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: Glues are water based therefore latex Paint will cause the wall covering to let go
Alpine home repairs
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: I've never tried will not attempt because common sense tells me if you apply paint I think moister behind paint might be bad and bubble.
RITZ PAINTING
ProMatcher
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: This is due to the moisture in the paint. Most of the time it will shrink back to flat after drying. It's more expensive to have the wallpaper removed because you never know what will happen once the peeling begins.
Finer Finish
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: Bubbles will disappear.
Decorative Painting
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: The moisture again causes the paper to raise off the substrate
Innovative Finishes
ProMatcher
Answer: Always
Explanation: Water based paint will activate glue on the back of wall covering if not sealed first
Bushco Contracting
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: I have noticed in the years working as a contractor that home owners do paint over wallpaper to cut corners, as a result you can always notice the bubbles on the surface especially at seams.
Square Feet Contracting
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: But if does not actually come loose and peel off,bubbles will usually lay down when dry.But understand the paper starts peeling,what does not fall off literly,will make a mess getting off once painted.
Stan's Painting Service
ProMatcher
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: Depends once again on the of wallpaper and adhesive used.
3HandyLanes Services LLC
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: Yes it possible
Ben's Handyman Inc Home Improvement Contractor
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: Depending on how old the wall paper is and if there was any prior moisture exposed to the wallpaper. Newer wallpaper might not bubble but reguardless why risk it when you can do it right the first time.
Fine Lines Painting
ProMatcher
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: Important: First use an oil-based or shellac sealer, not a water-based sealer on the wallpaper to help ensure that its bond to the wall is not interfered with. A water based paint can be applied after the sealer dries.
M & R Painting Solutions LLC
Answer: Always
Explanation: I am not a wallpaper guy, but always we see buble on the wallpapers!
Tb Services Painting
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: some wallpaper will bubble
Four All Seasons Construction
ProMatcher
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: So many variables to consider...type of paste, thickness of the wallpaper, is it vinyl coated,... The only I know for sure is to do a sample section before beginning the project.
Seamingly Straight Inc
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: The quality of the wallpaper and the glue will determine this
Majestic Painting
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: Depends on age
James Boyles painting
ProMatcher
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: if it bubbles it's the contractors job to look over every sq inch that was painted and cut out the bubbles so that it doesn't happen anymore.Usually it bubbles within 24 hrs and it's an easy fix
Rick's Painting and More
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: It depends if it was sealed with primer for wallpaper.
Temple Painting
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: It isn't worth taking the chance. It's better to remove the wallpaper before painting.
Murals and More
ProMatcher
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: That's been my experience
A Top Quality Services
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: Depends on how old the paper is and how prepped the job is beforehand
Skyline Painting and Drywall
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: Yes, it will bubble but it Will also lay back down
Eric Orr
ProMatcher
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: This is one reason I remove it first.
Aesthetic House Painting
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: Ninety-two 80% of the time it will Bubble!
colorful homes inc.
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: depends on who applied it.
The Right Karma
ProMatcher
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: Again, if the wallpaper is not first primed with an oil base primer it will bubble if you put a latex product directly on it most of the time.
Superior Paint & Remodeling
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: If you plan on painting over it make sure you use a clear primer for wallpaper. We recommend to remove wallpaper prior to painting
Service Painters, inc.
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: If it was put on incorrectly it can when the paint touches it.But this can be fixed in most cases.
affordable painting contractors
ProMatcher
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: The moisture in the paint causes the areas where the wallpaper glue has failed to bubble. If none of the wallpaper glue has failed, the wallpaper will not fail, but this is very unlikely. Most wallpaper is old and some portion of the glue has failed.
Marquez Painting
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: t may bubblesometime it may bubble up if you use latex primer if you use oil based primer it may not bubble up
miller painting
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: yes it will
AMS Home Improvements LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: Painting over wallpaper is almost a sure fire guarantee to get it to bubble and being to peel and flake.
North Pointe Painting & Carpentry
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: Yes, the moisture in the paint sometimes causes the wallpaper to pull away/bubble up when applied to the wallpaper.
Paint Orlando Beautiful
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: I would say it is most likely to occur .
Hanes Painting
ProMatcher
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: Depending on condition of wallpaper.
1st Coast Painting & more Inc
Answer: Always
Explanation: Always. maybe no if you apply oil primer
PAINT POWER
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: Most of the time it will bubble but there are some rare occasions when it's either REALLY OLD or just REALLY GLUED DOWN and in some of those cases you have to either mud (Spackle) over it or replace the sheetrock entirely.
Michael's Handyman Service
ProMatcher
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: None
Arundel Custom Painting LLC
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: If its a paper and not vinyl coated it can.
Finch Painting & WallCoverings
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: Some times if the wallpaper is loose
kavanaugh's painting
ProMatcher
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: The wet film of paint often lifts wallpaper that is not waterproof.
2 Nice Guys, INC
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: it all depents on the paper how long its been there and if theres texture on paper i would just remove it
A plus custom painting
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: More than likely it will somewhere. It's best to kills it with oil based kills then see whatv bubbles. If it's a lot take it off. If its a few pop them then coat with joint compound then paint
Tile by Tiffany
ProMatcher
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: Most of the time it will depending on the type.
Tumo Designs
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: Unless you oil base prime it and sheet rock the bad spots.
South Louisiana painting LLC
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: It depends on the wallpaper.
Elegance Home Painting
ProMatcher
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: It will bubble of not cleaned and primed properly, and if there are air trapped withing the wall paper it's self may be noticeable now that it's painted.
Deco Haven Artistry, Murals & Decorative Painting
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: Whenever wall coverings have been installed for a good measure of time, theres always the chance that bubbling can occur.
William Whamond Painting & Wallpapering Contractor
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: In some cases new home builders will lay wallpaper on top of bare sheet rock which makes it very difficult to remove. In some cases where money is a factor we will prime over the hard to remove areas with a fast drying oil primer to prevent bubbling.
Dallas Woodwork
ProMatcher
Answer: Always
Explanation: We have never done so but we would think that it would not be recommended for the above reason
Superior Paint & Remodel
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: I have seen it always bubble, looks horrible too
ECT Contracting LLC
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: This would require a site visit to give you the best advice for your situation.
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