Can i wallpaper over wallpaper??

Hi, im wanting to know if its possible to just wallpaper over existing wallpaper on a wall??? Thanks

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AR Property Maintenance
3 Reviews, 67% Positive
No you cannot put wallpaper on top of wallpaper it will look horrible.
6th Aug 2019
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Mick the handyman Ltd
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Hi yes you can as long as the existing pattern is not too embossed ie sticking out .
22nd Jul 2019
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No what will happen is wall paper underneath will become wet air pockets will form and bleed through new wallpaper best strip old off
22nd Jul 2019
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Painting
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No. You need to remove the old wallpaper after then you can put the new one. It's about your quality.
24th Jul 2019
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Z&C building and refurbishment
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Noo
27th Jul 2019
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Millard Building Services
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It is always best to remove old wallpaper before applying new wallpaper to the walls as it would last longer.
29th Jul 2019
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Sure, as long as the existing paper is secure and not peeling away.
30th Jul 2019
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A P PLASTERS
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Hi you can not wallpaper over wallpaper you need to remove the old wall paper off and makesure the wall is smooth before you put the new wallpaper on
8th Aug 2019
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Style Decor
3 Reviews, 100% Positive
Yes you can wallpaper over existing wallpaper providing the old wallpaper is completely adhered to the wall.
Personally I would not paper over existing wallpaper for many reasons, a few of which are-:
The joints between each piece will be visible.
Depending on where the wallpapering is being done i.e living room, then it'll have to be dirt/dust/nicotine free, that kind of thing.
In a nutshell and to achieve pleasing job, I'd strip the walls and then hang lining paper horizontally prior to hanging the wallpaper vertically.
That is the correct way. However I have known people to bypass the lining paper and just hang the wallpaper.
9th Aug 2019
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OPY&RS Ltd
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Good day sir/madam

Yess it is possible. I recommend to do it only if you have a non-quoted wallpaper as existing cause then it's much easier that the new paper will stick better.
10th Aug 2019
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Hi, you can do it but wouldn't recommend it because if the old paper falls of so will your new paper...
10th Aug 2019
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handyman
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Hi, the answer is no, new wallpaper will never stick together and also old wallpaper will get wet and may be start dropping some where.
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7th Aug 2019
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I wouldn't recommend it as the old paper can flash through. I've if there is flowers etc. Then when you do want to strip it it's double the work lol
15th Aug 2019
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Building Maintenance Services
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Stripping old wallpaper is a time-consuming task you may be able to avoid. If the existing wallpaper is firmly adhered to the walls and has a smooth texture, free from any embossing, raised embellishments or flocking, you can add a fresh layer of wallpaper over .But for a quality job and for no problems in the future is better stripping and clean the walls for the new wallpaper
19th Aug 2019
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AdjAbuilder Ltd
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You can but it's a dirty way of Decorating.
Soak old wall paper with sugar soap water
Then scrape off
23rd Aug 2019
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KW DRAINAGE LTD
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No not in a million years would I ever do or recommend that
27th Aug 2019
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One touch
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Yes you can but it won't bring out the best finish
30th Aug 2019
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Not really as it would bubble when emulsion is applied
4th Sep 2019
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It's not ideal to but if your putting up wallpaper you should stick lining paper horizontal first as this stops the top wallpaper from shrinking and gaps appearing
13th Sep 2019
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AAA BUILDERS
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I would say no don't wallpaper over old one you more likely to have bubbles won't be able to give a good finishing
15th Sep 2019
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