Can you wallpaper over emulsion paint?

Is it possible to wallpaper over a wall that has been painted with emulsion paint?

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Jmc property services
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Wallpaper applied over this paint will eventually peel off. If you suspect that the paint on your walls is calcimine or casein, try washing it with soap and water. ... You can also use a special glue size called wallpaper primer/sealer to prime the walls.
27th Nov 2017
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Hi yes it's fine to wallpaper over emulsion walls just a little bit of prep work, firstly lightly sand the wall with fine sandpaper then paint the wall thinly with the wallpaper paste..hope this helps..regards Billy ( Aline property maintenance)
7th Nov 2017
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Leedec services ltd
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Yes it is possible but there must be 100% full preparation prior,Inc removing any flaking areas and filling,give the paint a good key(rubback)then a nice heavy size with paste 24hrs before hanging
13th Nov 2017
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Hi the answer is yes if it's venal mat but if it's venal silk you'll need to lightly sand the walls before hand
5th Dec 2017
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JH conversions
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4th Nov 2017
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CZECHSTAV
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Yes you can do it
14th Mar 2018
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B&D Plastering
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Yes it will be fine as long as it is Dirt/Grease and dust free , try to steer away from the cheap paste as it can bubble up in places and can be worse work with ..
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B&D Plastering
25th Jan 2018
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MartinB
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You can wallpaper over emulsion paint but keep in mind that the wall needs to be sanded down to remove any dirt and imperfections and holes needs to be filled up before applying wallpaper. Also after preparing a wall it's good to paint it with wallpaper adhesive or pva and let it dry before you start wallpaper.
2nd Jan 2018
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M.M Construction
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yep
1st Jan 2018
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yes you can layining wallpaper on the top emilsion
7th Dec 2017
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Fred the Painter & Decorator
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Hi there,
Yes you can but it would be better to apply PVA on the wall first
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Frederic
21st Jan 2018
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Miracle interior decor
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Yes. Not a problem. Just make sure all lumps and bumps are sanded off before applying wall paper.
12th Nov 2017
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Yes
19th Dec 2017
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You would have to find out is the paste suitable for the wallpaper as there is pastes out there suitable for this . Most important thing is to read the instructions on wallpaper which are in the roll
6th Feb 2018
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Dabhandy
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Yes, most people do this, just make sure you use a decent wallpaper adhesive.
1st May 2018
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SOS Buildings UK Ltd
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Yes you can wallpaper over paint, just need to sand it before painting.
9th Nov 2017
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Yes
30th Nov 2017
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Gabriel painting and decorating
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yes
19th Jan 2018
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Pukka painting
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Yes, but you would need to sandpaper the wall first
15th Mar 2018
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HEMS Ltd
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Yes
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pmw painting & decorating
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Yes no problem
1st Mar 2018
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J.Still property maintenance
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Hi, as long as the paint/wall is sound then yes, perfectly fine.
8th Jan 2018
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CM Property Services
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Yes
27th Feb 2018
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yes not a problem
22nd Jan 2018
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united build ltd
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yes it is possible.
27th Jan 2018
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Jai Jobanputra
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Yes, you can wallpaper over paint, just need a good sand it before paint.
27th Feb 2018
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I've papered over both silk and matt emulsions in the past and all went well on some cases depending how bad the wall is I've had to sand silk emulsions walls down but matt emulsions If the paints cracking away scrap it off then wipe down with damp cloth not depending how bad the walls been painted
26th Jan 2018
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So long as the surface is prepared correctly e.g any flaking paint removed and walls sized correctly also fill any holes in wall before sizing
13th Mar 2018
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Andrew
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Yes ofcourse. First you have to undercoating 2 times whit PVA and after you can wallpapering.
14th Apr 2018
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Midlands home maintenance
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Yes that should be ok
15th May 2018
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Top 2 Bottom
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Yes not a problem
22nd Apr 2018
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MarkDec
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If paintwork is in the good state yes shouldn't be a problem
22nd Jul 2018
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Yes as long as it is sized first
Sometimes pays to whitewash depending on colour
25th Sep 2018
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KG Decorating
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Yes all walls should always be painted before wallpapering. Never wallpaper on Bare plaster. Plaster needs sealed then Painted to create a barrier between the new plaster and the paper. When stripping the paper this barrier protects the plater from gauges an scratches. Once Al paper is removed and wall Cleaned, it can be sanded leaving the smooth surface plaster intact. Papering on bare plater will create a mess of your plaster walls, gauges, scratches, that can only be sanded by sanding below the the wall level, creating groves/shallow spots in your wall. Always seal and paint before
29th Jan 2019
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MISTERBITT
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A few older houses may have walls painted with calcimine or casein paint. This type of paint is water soluble, and it does not form a strong bond on the wall. Wallpaper applied over this paint will eventually peel off. ... You can also use a special glue size called wallpaper primer/sealer to prime the walls.
4th Feb 2019
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Wds weavers decorating service
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Yes of course
15th Mar 2019
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Pipe Dreams Services Ltd
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yes
31st Mar 2019
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