Can I paint over wallpaper?

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It seems wallpaper is secure on the wall. No loose edges. It's in a small bathroom which is well ventilated.

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  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Jan 31, 2018
    Hi there, as long as its fully secure its ok to go ahead and paint it!
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jan 31, 2018
    .........Yes, use Emulsion Satin finish ..........
  • 27524803 27524803 on Jan 31, 2018
    Go for it... the worst that can happen is that you have to take it down if the moisture from the paint loosens the wall paper.
  • Emily Emily on Jan 31, 2018
    You'll be sorry if you do and ever want to remove that wallpaper. . .or the people that move in after you will not be too happy if they want to remove it.

  • Mes28120126 Mes28120126 on Jan 31, 2018
    Yes, it it is well stuck onto the walls, but it's really not that hard to remove wallpaper. Spray the walls with hot water with a pump-up sprayer, let sit for about 15 minutes or so, respray as needed for areas you can see are not wet. You can place old towels or sheets against the baseboard to keep the water from dripping all over the floor. Then scrape the paper off, starting at an edge, if you can and get a good grip then pull. Always use a PLASTIC scraper that is normally used for sheet rock plastering, you will avoid goughing your walls. If your paper has a vinyl surface rather than paper--I'd paint it.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 31, 2018
    I am going to tell you the opposite.others think it is ok ,down the road it will peel and bubble.Avoid the headache and remove it
  • SMGomes SMGomes on Jan 31, 2018
    ive removed plenty of wallpaper. I even have a steamer. Pro is its only drywall under it. No texture
  • V Smith V Smith on Feb 01, 2018
    First prime it with oil based primer (latex over wall paper can reactivate the glue and bubble up), then you can paint with whatever you like.