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Old 07-08-2012, 02:25 PM   #1
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What paint will cover wall paper?

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Better question-
How to remove wallpaper so paint doesn't fail by painting over.
or..
Here is why I want to paint over paper-

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here is my situation with a bit of detail so you guys have a hope of giving a good answer.

All that said- any paint will cover it. Most will fail. In a variety of ways.

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Nothing says "I don't care!!!" like painted over wallpaper. Please do not do it!

Why not tell us your situation so we can help you pull it off and do this right? If it is fairly new, or installed by a pro, you are probably going to be able to wet it (if you have to do even that) and just pull it off. Otherwise you may need warm water, fabric softener or a steamer.

It is seldom loads of fun but you will be glad you did this right. Painted over wallpaper will always scream TACKY!
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I think tempera paints are by far the best thing for this purpose. Then when you see how screwed up it is, all it takes is a wet rag to remove the paint so you can remove the wallpaper like you should have to begin with....
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guys guys are you saying you have never painted over wall paper. over the years i have done it more than a few times .i cant disagree with what was said ,yes you should strip it . with that said make sure the paper is secure to the wall .then oil base prime .i like zinsser cover stain. seal the top of wall paper at ceiling and at base with a bead of caulk.then paint with a good latex paint. oh yea one last thing, cross your fingers
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What I am saying is when someone comes to this site and says help me- they better have at least a little info to work with. it looks like the OP hasn't been back to check- so must not really be interested.
might have thought a one line no info question would have brought a one size fits all answer.
Doesn't work that way. Sorry.
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guys guys are you saying you have never painted over wall paper.
I suspect we all have but I hope not without throwing a tantrum and arguing it should never be done. And I think we should encourage the OP to remove it rather than paint over it if the only reason to consider painting it is because removing it seems daunting or he or she wants to skip a step.

Last time I had to paint over wallpaper was for a real estate agent trying to get rid of a house. I understand she did not want to dump more of her own money into the place but I kept telling her it was worth it to pay me to remove the paper. She had her mind made up.

Every agent and potential buyer with them that walked through the property when I was finishing up work noticed the painted over the wallpaper and made nasty and unkind comments. I felt awful as it did reflect on me. Usually the comments started with "Who in their right mind?..." Needless to say it was an absolute negative in selling the house. When I have seen it myself it makes me question where else the homeowner has compromised.

Painting wallpaper raises red flags you do not need when trying to sell a house. I could not stand it in a place I was living in.

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