Asked on Oct 19, 2017

Can you paint over wall paper

GinnyNor10529759Gra26845723
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  • Janet Panos
    on Oct 19, 2017

    Hello! Yes, absolutely! You should gently sand the wallpaper — this allows for better adherence. Wipe down any residual dust. Then apply an oil-based primer and an oil-based paint. Not water-based. Water-based primer and paint will reactivate the wallpaper glue and cause the wallpaper to peel.
  • Mar7331663
    on Oct 19, 2017

    I remeber being told only once.
  • Sharon
    on Oct 19, 2017

    I sure wouldn't. I strip wall paper and paint for clients afterwards, and if I was to quote for a job with painted wallpaper it would be triple the price. It frequently bubbles after you paint and is a nightmare.
  • Gra26845723
    on Oct 19, 2017

    Yes! I’ve done it many times and it always looks great.😊
  • Nor10529759
    on Oct 19, 2017

    Yes. It must be primed first with a good paint that has good adhering and stain cover. Was the walls with tsp will help if it's for a kitchen or a room thst had a lot of cigarette smoke.
  • Ginny
    on Oct 19, 2017

    I would not. It's a B...H to remove paper later on.
  • Ginny
    on Oct 19, 2017

    Yes but I wouldn't. It is hard to remove paper later when you change your mind.
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