Asked on Jul 10, 2018

How can I cover up wall paper



We would like to cover up wall paper instead of taken it down.


7 answers
  • Breadboard, paneling.
  • LIRR1926
    on Jul 10, 2018

    Wall paper can be painted over, check with a paint store about the correct product to use.

    The downside is--if you ever wish to remove it in the future it will be VERY difficult to do.

    We bought a house where a couple of the rooms had that done. Being older we just had a new coat of paint put over it, doesn't look to bad.

  • Nancy Turner
    Nancy Turner
    on Jul 10, 2018

    If you plan on painting, the paint could loosen the glue and cause the paper to come loose. You may need to take the wallpaper off, unless you plan on using something on the walls like wood.
  • Lisa S.
    Lisa S.
    on Jul 10, 2018

    Don't paint it. It is very wicked to get off after it has been painted. I had to do this once, NEVER again....

  • Alice
    on Jul 10, 2018

    I've heard of people using a sheetrock compound so it looks like a regular wall.
  • Ann-Marie
    on Jul 10, 2018

    You can paint wall paper.

  • 16999903
    on Jul 10, 2018

    You can also paper over wallpaper if it's in good condition. If the new paper is light weight and a light color, it might be a good idea to prep the wall with a wall paper liner. It was hide flaws and prevent colors for showing through. There are also plain white wallpapers that are embossed with a pattern. They are generally used to be painted over and look really inviting. Google embossed wallpaper for samples. Good luck! Post pictures.

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