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Is it possible to paper over my existing wallpaper?

Always
3%
In most cases
20%
In some cases
55%
Never
15%
Not sure
6%
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Question: Is it possible to paper over my existing wallpaper?
Top Answer (55% of 65 votes): In some cases.

Answer: Never
Explanation: You need to prep the walls and have them be perfectly smooth to apply wallpaper.
Victoria Holly Interiors
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: It depends on the type of wallpaper really. If your wallpaper is matte finish, yes. But if its a glossy or otherwise not matte finish, its best to remove it so the new wallpaper has something to bond to.
Studio Tumo LLC
Answer: Always
Explanation: It's best not to if the old paper is coming down.
BK Design Associates
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: It may be possible, but not recommended.
Decorate and Company
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: The best is to remove the existing wallpaper if possible.
Barretta & Associates
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: I wont' recommend it
Bloom Again Design
ProMatcher
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: depends on paper
yelenas designs inc
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: It's always best to remove the existing wallpaper, but sometimes you put a primer over it and hang the new paper.
Village Design
Answer: Never
Explanation: You do not want to take that risk with your new wallcoverings
North Coast interiors
ProMatcher
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: Not my area of expertise
Dragonfly Home Designs
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Only in cases where the wall paper is not separating and the glue used on the existing wall paper was not water based.
Relux Construction LLC
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: As long as the paper is securely attached to the wall. However, this application is not recommended.
LTB Designs
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: There is vinyl to vinyl wallpaper paste available. But not every wallpaper can be papered over, it all depends on the condition of the wall, the current paper, etc. Your best bet is to consult a wallpaper professional.
New Day Design & Home Staging
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: While it is always best to remove the existing wallpaper before installing new, it is sometimes possible to paper over the old installation. Most vinyl wall coverings cannot be papered over and must be removed. If the old wall covering is true paper and it is in good shape you may be able to paper over it. The key is in the porosity of the old surface. The glue needs a porous surface in order to adhere.
Brad Jenkins Inc.
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: It depends on the type of wall paper you are trying to cover if is smooth it is possible but I would not recommend it because it will ultimately be smoother and look better on a fresh wall as well as help later on if you want to remove. But it is possible.
Zina Sheya Designs
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Vinyl over vinyl or VOV
National Products & Facility Services
Answer: Never
Explanation: Not a good idea
JMS Interiors
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: You can paper over existing wallpaper if it is free of wrinkles and bubbles. Some repasting may be needed as well as a sealer.
Kea Interiors
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