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Is it possible to paper over my existing wallpaper?

Always
2%
In most cases
17%
In some cases
58%
Never
15%
Not sure
5%
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Question: Is it possible to paper over my existing wallpaper?
Top Answer (58% of 73 votes): In some cases.

Answer: In some cases
Explanation: It depends on the condition of the existing paper and the weight of the new paper.
Design by AB
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: I wouldn't it's just a "short cut" just do it right the first time is my motto.
A+ Realty and Construction LLC
Answer: Never
Explanation: I would not advise papering over existing wallpaper. There may not be proper adhesion and the surface will not provide a nice smooth base for good results. It's best to properly prepare, so you don't throw away time and money in having to re-do a job.
1st Impressions Design
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: We install specialty designer, showcase, museum, historical, and custom wallpapers and wall covering over liner paper. This optimizes the beauty of the artwork, protects the wall covering, the wall, and prevents "bleed through' of dyes and printed inks that are block and hand printed for clients. Some liner papers are specified for ease of removal and installation due to historical value of murals. In rare circumstances some wallpaper can be installed over old wallpaper, yet the risk of failure of the project is increased.
Thomas Wallcovering, Painting & Decorating Removal and Prep
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: It is possible to do this, but not recommended. If you want to do it, you must make sure the underlying paper is all laying flat before you paper over it. You can get some special adhesive for this, and a small roller, to press the seam down and squeeze out the extra paste, then wipe it off. The more layers of paper there are, the harder it is to get all of it off if you want to paint it later. Painting over paper is really bad, because you can't easily get through the paint layer to steam off the paper.
a little bit of red Interior RE-design
Answer: Never
Explanation: You need to prep the walls and have them be perfectly smooth to apply wallpaper.
Victoria Holly Interiors
ProMatcher
Answer: Always
Explanation: It's best not to if the old paper is coming down.
BK Design Associates
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: depends upon the installation
San Francisco Wallpaper
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: It may be possible, but not recommended.
Decorate and Company
ProMatcher
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: I wont' recommend it
Bloom Again Design
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: You just want to make sure that the existing wallpaper is secure on the wall.
Simply Divine Staging & Design
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: depends on paper
yelenas designs inc
ProMatcher
Answer: Never
Explanation: You do not want to take that risk with your new wallcoverings
North Coast interiors
Answer: Always
Explanation: Yes, there are some wall papers out there that are sound proof because they are made up with Latex / Foam and they do work quite well.
Lee's Designs
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: Not my area of expertise
Dragonfly Home Designs
ProMatcher
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: As long as the paper is securely attached to the wall. However, this application is not recommended.
LTB Designs
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Most English homes have layer upon layer of wallpaper on them...
Seamingly Straight Inc
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: it all depends on the condition off the extisting wallpaper
Four All Seasons Construction
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Vinyl over vinyl or VOV
National Products & Facility Services
ProMatcher
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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