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Most of the time
38%
Some of the time
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Question: Will wallpaper bubble if it is painted?
Top Answer (40% of 336 votes): Some of the time.

Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: Yes sometimes you will see bubbles in the wallpaper
T&K Remodelers
Answer: Never
Explanation: If the wallpaper can be painted over, the appropriate primer must be used to prevent this from happening. With proper identification of whether the wallpaper is even a candidate for painting over first, and the proper steps being taken to prime it correctly, there should not ever be a problem with the wallpaper bubbling.
Clark's Painting
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: You can cut the bubbles out and mud them after they form. If you will prime the wallpaper with oil-based primer it cuts down the chances of bubbling.
Daniel's Quality Painting
ProMatcher
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: Moister trapped behind can cause it to crack
Jefferson painting
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: Wallpaper should not be painted over the one thing you will see the seams you can try primers and stay away from oil-based paints but even if it doesn't bubble of first eventually it will help soften stool glue and the paper and just becomes a mess highly and advisable to paint over wallpaper
efficiency resolutions
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: If the paper bubbles this means that it was not properly affixed and sealed prior to painting. Don't worry, it can be fixed.
Freedom Capital Group Renovation & Repairs
ProMatcher
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: It depends on the wall paper's properties, when it was installed, what kid of glue was used and so on. Most people have no idea and if it doesn't bubble it will probably peel or do something unsightly. It's not advisable to paint over wallpaper.
Red Lodge Home & Tree LLC
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: Once wallpaper becomes wet it will most likely begin peeling
RPS
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: Yes it can be done, the reason why it bubbles is that air is trapped under it. Simply make a hole with a needle that will release the air After the paint dries out you should have no problem Its not a good idea to paint over existing wallpaper Strip the walls first
JM Painting Services LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Always
Explanation: wet paint over paper makes it bubble,then paint drys and curls up seams on wallpaper,if the glue under wallpaper has dry spots,here comes the bubbles
Randy Johnson Painting and Drywall
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: If it is older or applied incorrectly, the moisture from the paint will activate the glue in the wallpaper and cause failure.
1-800-PAINT-JOB
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: I've found that it's best to remove the wall paper when possible. It usually gets messy painting and texturing over wall paper, not to mention it often looks bad
Shelton's painting
ProMatcher
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: Again it is possible but not advisable to paint over wallpaper.
Action Painting and Handyman
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: Moisture in the Paint can often loosen wallpaper glue causing bubbles or peeling!!!
Shambaugh Painting
Answer: Always
Explanation: Wallpaper will bubble if it is not primed in oil. Ideally one would remove, however there are times when it's not economical and applying plaster over the wallpaper is a less expensive solution than removing and applying paint.
Down Under Faux
ProMatcher
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: Yep, if it gets wet.
Misija construction
Answer: Always
Explanation: Yes always come bublesif it is painted
Ben's painters
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: Most of the time it will. Remove it to be safe.
Pixley's Painting Pressurewashing Plus
ProMatcher
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: Once the wallpaper and adhesive get wet or even damp this starts the process in removing it.
Henson Coatings and Construction
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: If the seams are not properly sealed moisture will get under there
Phoenix Empire Painting
Answer: Always
Explanation: paint loosens wall paper glue.
Mandy's Contractors
ProMatcher
Answer: Always
Explanation: because the paint will make it moist
New Era General Construction
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: Most wallpaper these days is still the old paper style. For sure, once that paper is soaked with a liquid the chances of releasing the glue underneath is greater. Even with vinyl "paper", the chances of the seams peeling is just as great.
Patric's custom painting
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: This is true and expected
Coatings by Chris
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: Mostly show bubbles and boarder lines.
TJT Solutions
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Always
Explanation: Unless it's oil primed
Covell and sons painting
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: Theres always a chance the wallpaper could bubble if painted over.
All Pro Brush Painting
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: Depending on shape of wallpaper
B&JS painting
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Never
Explanation: not if you oil prime it first
marathon painting
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: It is always better to remove wallpaper and prime the wall before painting.
Affordable Painters
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: It depends on how adhered the paper is
Bradley Paint & Remodeling
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: It can be affected buy the original shape of the wallpaper.
Ironman Home Restoration
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: Paint can sometimes loosen the glue that's keeping the wallpaper adhered to the wall.
Centerpoint Painting
ProMatcher
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