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12%
Most of the time
37%
Some of the time
42%
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Question: Will wallpaper bubble if it is painted?
Top Answer (42% of 279 votes): Some of the time.

Answer: Always
Explanation: It all depends on how long and how thick
XPRESS MOVING CLEANING AND REPAIR SERVICES
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: It depends on what kind of wallpaper
All-Pro Painting
Answer: Always
Explanation: If the wallpaper is damaged or old it will cause a delay in project and time wasted.
XPRESS Moving and Cleaning Services
ProMatcher
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: Yes, over time it does start bubbling, Because if the drywall gets wet it will start damaging the wallpaper.
Certified Painting Professionals
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: Depends on how it was put on. If you paint over it...use an oil base primer. But if you use a latex almost 95 percent of the time the bubbles will lay back flat.
popes painting
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: It's a gamble when you paint over wall paper. Somthing we don't do.
Bogue Art Studios
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: This is true and expected
Coatings by Chris
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: If it's primed with a water based product, it will realease the glue.
Scott's Painting
ProMatcher
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: The paint's moisture will cause the wallpaper to bubble
Colorado Concrete
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: Mostly show bubbles and boarder lines.
TJT Solutions
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Always
Explanation: Unless it's oil primed
Covell and sons painting
Answer: Always
Explanation: Wallpaper always degrades over time.
Johnnyfin Paints
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: Not if you use an oil based primer. It can with water based primer. Paint will always reveal bubbles that may have already been there.
Schwendler Painting Services
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: The moisture from the paint will most likely cause wallpaper to bubble.
DelFavero Decorating Service LLC
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: In order to paint over wallpaper and achieve bubble free substrate, you must first seal the wallpaper with an oil base primer. After you have applied an oil base primer, at that point you can finish coat with standard latex paints.
Jaworski Painting
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: It depends on if it was installed properly.
Al & Brian's Painting
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: Many paints we use in homes and businesses today are water-based and when applied to most wall coverings soak into the wall covering, liner paper and adhesive. The water re-activates the glue and air bubbles form. Oil-based primers are usually used to combat this issue.
Vitris Painting Service
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: Theres always a chance the wallpaper could bubble if painted over.
All Pro Brush Painting
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: Paint will create humidity and that will create the wallpaper to bubble.
Pro Brush Painting
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: Depending on shape of wallpaper
B&JS painting
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: The moisture again causes the paper to raise off the substrate
Innovative Finishes
Answer: Never
Explanation: not if you oil prime it first
marathon painting
Answer: Always
Explanation: Water based paint will activate glue on the back of wall covering if not sealed first
Bushco Contracting
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: You must always do a small sample of the primer to determine how the wallpaper will react.
Seamingly Straight Inc
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: Depends once again on the of wallpaper and adhesive used.
3HandyLanes Services LLC
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: It is a good idea to use an oil based primer to seal the paper, or the latex paint could cause the wallpaper paste to soften, causing the paper to bubble.
ArtsWorks
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: some wallpaper will bubble
Four All Seasons Construction
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: An oil undercoater must be used; then latex can go over that. However; some paper may need removal or re-adhesion to stay.
Pro Color Painting
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: Depends on age
James Boyles painting
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: It is always better to remove wallpaper and prime the wall before painting.
Affordable Painters
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: It depends on how adhered the paper is
Bradley Paint & Remodeling
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: That's been my experience
A Top Quality Services
ProMatcher
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: Yes, it will bubble but it Will also lay back down
Eric Orr
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: It can be affected buy the original shape of the wallpaper.
Ironman Home Restoration
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: This is one reason I remove it first.
Aesthetic House Painting
ProMatcher
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: depends on who applied it.
The Right Karma
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: Paint can sometimes loosen the glue that's keeping the wallpaper adhered to the wall.
Centerpoint Painting
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: Yes. not only that but it is unprofessional
Suffolk Painting
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: yes it will
AMS Home Improvements LLC
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: IT is the nature of wallpaper
John NESLER Painting
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: I would say it is most likely to occur .
Hanes Painting
Answer: Always
Explanation: We don't risk it !
The Bangor Painter & Handyman
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: Depending on condition of wallpaper.
1st Coast Painting & more Inc
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: Most paint is latex which is water based. The water is what makes it bubble. Can use oil base paint to seal it if you want to paint over.
Charlie's Painting llc
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: None
Arundel Custom Painting LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: Some times if the wallpaper is loose
kavanaugh's painting
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: Handsome how it was put on and applied in the first place
M.S.Crowley Painting
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: The wet film of paint often lifts wallpaper that is not waterproof.
2 Nice Guys, INC
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Always
Explanation: If a home is an older home, the drywall beneath the wallpaper layer may begin to crumble ... When it is painted over, wallpaper can begin to bubble or separate from the wall due to the moisture in paint. In some situations it may work.
Creative Home Designs 1
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: Most of the time it will depending on the type.
Tumo Designs
ProMatcher
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: It depends on the wallpaper.
Elegance Home Painting
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: Some of the time. I don't paint over wallpaper.
Gregg Hinlicky Studio
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
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