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Do you know of a way to update wallpaper without taking it off the walls?

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  • Susan Engelbrecht Susan Engelbrecht on Sep 22, 2017
    Back in the olden days, folks applied layer after layer of wallpaper. If your current paper isn't peeling or bubbling, I see no reason you couldn't as well. Keep in mind, if you have removed some of it, the difference in surface will be noticeable.
  • Paint over it. Wash the walls, use a good primer then color of your choice.
  • Loretta Loretta on Sep 22, 2017
    Do not do it.even if you paper over eventually it will pull loose. Take the time now to remove the old and do a better job with the new.
  • Lori Lolo Lori Lolo on Sep 22, 2017
    Skim coat the walls with a thin layer of joint compound right over the paper, and you've got a brand new wall. That was the professional opinion for our plaster walls with 7 layers of wallpaper, and it worked great. Much less labor, time and cost than removing it all, and did not damage the plaster one bit.
  • Ann Cherkas Halstead Ann Cherkas Halstead on Sep 22, 2017
    people paint it also
  • Angela Angela on Sep 22, 2017
    I would paint. Makes sure all your seams are secure then use a good stainblocking primer to cover/hide the pattern and then paint with a good latex enamel paint.
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