painting on wallpaper

Old 02-01-04, 11:16 AM
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painting on wallpaper

I have a basement room that was wallpapered directly on wallboard with no sizing primer or any base but the paper covering It cannot be removed without damage to the sheet rock. Can i paint over it ??
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This is the only time painting wallpaper is condoned (at least by me ). And that assumes the paper is in good condition.

You must use either an oil-based or shellac-based primer. Water-based primers will loosen the paper and cause problems.

Top coat with any quality paint, latex or oil.

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