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Old 07-25-2013, 12:50 AM   #21
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I would never prime over wall paper to begin with.Put in the work and do it right.
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:40 AM   #22
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Very old thread.................But.......Some paper comes off and some does not. I've seen walls destroyed by people bound and determined to get the paper off.

I always prefer to remove paper but will know in about five minutes if I'm going to seal it with oil primer and paint over.

I've done remodels with painted over wallpaper and did'nt know it until I cut open the walls.
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In my opinion wall paper is not designed to be painted over. One good reason for this is because wall paper is only good for a number of years before the glue will dry out and the paper will become weak. Most likely the wallpaper is pretty old if the home owner wants it painted over so why not save yourself the trouble and just remove it and do it right the first time.

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Very old thread.................But.......Some paper comes off and some does not. I've seen walls destroyed by people bound and determined to get the paper off.

I always prefer to remove paper but will know in about five minutes if I'm going to seal it with oil primer and paint over.

I've done remodels with painted over wallpaper and did'nt know it until I cut open the walls.
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We always remove wallpaper but if you plan on painting over it I would seal the seams with a urethane caulk ad wipe smooth. If you aren't worried about the paper bubbling this you should would about the seams. Also, there are some vinyl coverings that can be painted over.
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Do it the right way and remove it or you'll be doing it again in a few years with an unhappy customer
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We always remove wallpaper but if you plan on painting over it I would seal the seams with a urethane caulk ad wipe smooth.
Remove all loose paper prior to priming with oil.

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