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Old 09-30-2005, 11:11 PM   #1
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Can someone paint over wallpaper that is bubbled in multiple places so the bubbles won't show after painting?

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Sorry Linda, the paper has to come down. I wouldn't paint over paper at all for just the reasons that you have stated. Water based paints can soften the glue that attaches the wall paper resulting in more bubbles.

Strip the paper, prep the walls and paint.

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Sorry Linda, the paper has to come down. I wouldn't paint over paper at all for just the reasons that you have stated. Water based paints can soften the glue that attaches the wall paper resulting in more bubbles.

Strip the paper, prep the walls and paint.
I agree
You really don't want to paint over wallpaper
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Ditto to all of the above.
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I would also recommend removing the wallpaper AND the glue.

Most experts in fire safety and fire technology will tell you that wallpaper is bad news in the event a fire occurs. In a study conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), they found that wallpaper rarely performs the way it does during the qualifying testing procedures that got them a Class A Type 1 fire rating.

In the event of a fire many wallpapers will 'Shrink away' from the walls surface and expose the bonding agent, usually a flammable glue. This increases the rate of flame spread across and up the wall. If the paper is separating away and losing it's bond, this creates air pockets that will also increase flame spread.

I am not aware of any testing of flame spread of wallpaper that has been painted and I am reasonably certain most fires in homes do not start in the bathroom.

Still, I would go to the trouble of taking the wallpaper and glue off the wall.
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