What is the best way to paint over wallpaper

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  • Dysko7710 Dysko7710 on Jun 07, 2018
    There really isn't a best way. Most people insist you take it down or you could get bubbling under the paint. We took it down in our finished basement before painting. I saturated the wall with a vinegar water mixture in a spray bottle, worked it into the paper with a cloth and let it soak in a few minutes and then peeled. This worked pretty well.

  • Gk Gk on Jun 07, 2018
    You would paint over wallpaper by priming first and then painting with regular wall paint. HOWEVER--do not paint over your wallpaper. You will see every seam and any texture your wallpaper has. If you ever want to remove the wallpaper down the road, painting over it now makes it more difficult to remove later. I know taking down wallpaper is not always fun but I would take it down before I painted.

  • Bod28378745 Bod28378745 on Jun 07, 2018
    I agree. Better to strip it now than regret not doing it.

  • Emily Emily on Jun 07, 2018
    I agree with the previous remarks.

  • William William on Jun 07, 2018
    Always better to remove. All previous comments are right on. Only time to paint is if was hung without any primer or sizing and can't be removed at all. Moisture in the paint won't affect it. Prime with Kilz and then paint with your color.

  • Morgan McBride Morgan McBride on Jun 08, 2018
    don't. the moisture from the paint will make it peel and then you'll just have wasted time and money on paint.