painting over wallpaper


Old 11-05-00, 04:49 PM
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Read the questions and replies to this topic with interest as I am getting ready to redo my kitchen from wallpaper to paint. One ??
Does the old wallpaper seams show through the new paint? It seems as if this would look real tacky...Thanks...
Old 11-11-00, 09:55 PM
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Painting over wallpaper in my experience has raised the paper from the wall. And depending on the thickness of the old paper and whether overlapping was done will depend on how much your seams would show. I would suggest removing the paper provided it is strippable and whether wall size was used for easy removal. If the proper wall prep was not done when the wall was papered, the sheet rock will tear and then the wall would have to be remudded and sanded. Hope this helps.

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