Is it better to take off wallpaper before painting?

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I have very thin wallpaper in my kitchen area and now want to paint it (farmhouse red). Trying to decide to paint over the paper. - it is in perfect condition.

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  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Jan 24, 2018
    Yes it’s recommended to remove wallpaper for professional results and proper paint adhesion,

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jan 24, 2018
    If it is real thin, the moisture of the paint may cause problems with the adhesive on the wallpaper and get spots where it comes loose.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 24, 2018
    My motto do it right from the beginning.Remove the wall paper for avoiding a major headache down the road
  • Gracie Gracie on Jan 24, 2018
    I would remove it. Otherwise, it could start to fall down and you have double the work.

  • Veronica Casias Ruiz Veronica Casias Ruiz on Jan 24, 2018
    Spray it with 1/2 mixture of downy softener and 1/2 of water in spray bottle. Pat it with wet sponge. Soak thoroughly...let sit a couple of minutes or so and paper should slide right off
  • Jane Jane on Jan 24, 2018
    Take the paper off. Although that can be a pain, you won’t regret it. I’m trying to remove wallpaper that has been painted over for years: not fun!
  • Jane Jane on Jan 24, 2018
    Nancy’s comments are correct. I’ve seen where wallpaper has bubbled under paint
  • Mogie Mogie on Jan 24, 2018
    Yes.