Asked on May 18, 2017

Can I paint over wallpaper?

Hillela G.Joeli AlwaysIn-My Heart JacksonDysko7710


5 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 18, 2017

    It is not a recommended practice.Later on the paint will create bubbling on the wall paper.

  • Gina Maylone
    on May 18, 2017

    Agreed, not recommended but totally doable as a temporary fix. Be sure to use a primer first.
  • Dysko7710
    on May 18, 2017

    Depends on where you are painting, I think. We have a walk in pantry off of our kitchen that no one really sees, so we just painted over the wallpaper. However, in refinishing our basement, we did take the wallpaper down to paint. It wasn't fun, but it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.
  • Can you? Yeah. But like stated above, probably shouldn't. Just be prepared to deal with the possibility of puckering down the road.
  • Hillela G.
    on May 18, 2017

    I reccomend against it, removing wallpaper isnt too bad, its a lot scarier than it looks but its best to do before painting.
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