Painting over wallpaper

Learn how to successfully paint over wallpaper and transform your space. Discover expert tips and tricks to achieve a smooth and flawless finish for your walls.
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We love wallpaper. Give us wallpaper on ceilings, or removable wallpaper in rental spaces or dorm rooms. We’ll take it anywhere—it can be a great, bold way to add some personality to your space. But sometimes, you move into a home with existing wallpaper that’s just not your style and you’re not up for a complete wallpaper removal project, so can you just paint over it?

Gloria Lewis
Interior, Design, Florida, Bangor, Inspiration, Removing Old Wallpaper, Removing Wallpaper, How To Remove Wallpaper, Remove Wallpaper

First off, I Google'd "How To Paint Over Wallpaper" to see what other people are saying and Oh My Gosh! All of the top 10 results and videos are terrible and full of bad / regurgitated advice! I'm going to address everything that is wrong with them below and tell you how to actually paint over wallpaper, so read on for real-world advice from someone who has painted over wallpaper many times in my career.

Brittany Myriah