Painting over textured wall paper


I had two different wall papers on my walls. The majority of the wall is a textured solid color wall paper. At the top was a dark busy looking scallop wall paper trim that i have already removed. This is a one girl project. I was told i have to skim coat the wall if i take the remaining paper off. I don't mind the texture, i just want to brighten it up. Any special technique for painting it?

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