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    Can you paint over wallpaper?

    Painters & Decorators

    As title says, can I paint over wallpaper or does it need stripping first?

    Asked by Lou on 9th Apr 2020
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    Anderz Decorating Service

    "Hi,
    Yeah painting over wallpaper is fine as long as the wallpaper is well stuck down. If you are painting over vinyl paper however it would need to have some form or undercoat or primer beforehand.
    Hope this helps, Dean."

    Answered on 9th Apr 2020 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    Supreme p+d

    "You can paint over wallpaper but in time it will fall off due to the weight I would recommend stripping it first"

    Answered on 28th Apr 2020 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
    Exterior House Painters - West Midlands

    "Hi, if the wallpaper is not ripped and in decent condition, then yes you can."

    Answered on 11th Apr 2020 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
    SortIt4u

    "Yes ,no problem, but make sure it's not loose anywhere.
    Any loose bits can be re attached by using PVA Wood glue.
    If the wall paper is heavily embossed or a strong
    Colour it will need several coats
    Brian"

    Answered on 10th Apr 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    Js painting decorating

    "Yes long as paper is stuck straight and strong then no problem to paint over."

    Answered on 10th Apr 2020 - Member since Nov 2017 - report
    Jay Bottomley

    "You can, but you will see the Johns in the wallpaper..."

    Answered on 17th Apr 2020 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
    Newport Decorators

    "Yes if you are happy that the wallpaper is in good sound condition and it isn't peeling up."

    Answered on 9th Apr 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    Douglass and sons

    "It's always best to strip the paper but if that's not possible use valspar v700 you can get this any colour you like but that's the brand to use if you do want to paint over the paper with minimum effort and coats"

    Answered on 9th Apr 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Home Decor Quality Decorating

    "Yes providing the wallpaper is sound. Use Zinsser Wallpaper cover up first then 2 coats of you desired emul3."

    Answered on 9th Apr 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    Jarvis Decor

    "Hi Lou as a professional I would always suggest on taking the paper off. You can paint over blown vinyl paper which as designed to be painted on but if it’s a finish paper then the pattern may come through and you may also find that the paper lifts off with the paint."

    Answered on 9th Apr 2020 - Member since Mar 2018 - report

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