Asked on Nov 25, 2017

Can you re-paper over wallpaper?

Hotheadzmarine.williamsonDonna PowellPolly Fuller


6 answers
  • Msv11659577
    on Nov 25, 2017

    If it isn't loose or textured. But, remember, the next time you want to remove the wall paper, you will have to layers of wall paper to remove.

  • Cindy
    on Nov 25, 2017

    Yes, you can apply wallpaper over wallpaper but Lord help you if you ever want to remove it.

  • William
    on Nov 25, 2017

    Not advisable. Moisture from the new wallpaper can absorb and loosen the wallpaper underneath. Any future problems with the first layer can transfer to the new layer.

  • Polly Fuller
    on Nov 25, 2017

    if the wall paper is well stuck to the wall, it will work. first apply a thin coat of premixed vinyl prep over the paper. sherwin williams used to carry it. when you wallpaper, even if you use prepasted paper, use a coat of thinned out premixed wallpaper paste. use a five gallon bucket a paint screen and a regular paint roller. don't get it too wet. book it for a few minutes and apply. if it gets a bubble after smoothing it, leave it alone, it will dry and disappear,

  • Donna Powell
    on Nov 26, 2017

    You will need to clean the wall as best as you can and add a coat of primer to seal the old paper and give the new wallpaper a better surface to stick to.

  • It is not a good idea.. as it can be a disaster to remove . And can come loose or buckle from the original paper

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