Can I paint over this burlap wall paper?
hevsMarch 23, 2014
I like the texture but it's dull for my 10 yo boys room - I feel like we can paint over it or is that a bad idea?
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Sharon Charboneau, RESA Pro, Interior Stylist
It can be done. Do a test patch in area not visible. Have fun.
    Bookmark   March 23, 2014 at 7:02AM
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Interiors International, Inc.
Sharon is correct.
    Bookmark   March 23, 2014 at 7:05AM
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tsudhonimh
It's not a good idea because when it doesn't work it's far harder to fix.

The water in the paint can make the glue for the wallpaper from the wall, and you end up with bubbles and loose spots all over the wall. Then you find that the paint makes it much harder to remove the old wallpaper.
    Bookmark   March 23, 2014 at 7:16AM
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michele1975
Stripping wallpaper is a pain, but tsudhonimh is correct. If it goes bad, it will be more than just a pain trying to remove it after painting it.
    Bookmark   March 23, 2014 at 4:10PM
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