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Is it possible to paper over my existing wallpaper?

Always
2%
In most cases
17%
In some cases
59%
Never
14%
Not sure
5%
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Question: Is it possible to paper over my existing wallpaper?
Top Answer (59% of 74 votes): In some cases.

Answer: In some cases
Explanation: While it IS possible to wallpaper over existing wallpaper, it would really never be recommended. Removing the existing wallpaper is generally easy and can be done by the homeowner. Washing and prepping the wall underneath will give the new wallpaper the best appearance and longest life.
Sage Key Interiors
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
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Depends on the type of wallpaper you're hanging on top of personally never a good idea
John e Jennings wallpaper
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: depends upon the installation
San Francisco Wallpaper
ProMatcher
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
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: You just want to make sure that the existing wallpaper is secure on the wall.
Simply Divine Staging & Design
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Most English homes have layer upon layer of wallpaper on them...
Seamingly Straight Inc
ProMatcher
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
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: it all depends on the condition off the extisting wallpaper
Four All Seasons Construction
ProMatcher
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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