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Can you hang wallpaper over wallpaper?

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January 17, 2010 9:15AM


You can Hang wallpaper over wallpaper but it tends to not hold to the walls as well as hanging in on a bare surface. However, if you must, first paint over the old wallpaper with an oil-based paint. If you use acrylic the paper may bubble up. To make a perfectly smooth surface, mud the wall with drywall mud and then smooth by sanding. Finally, paint it again and then hang the paper. Most of the time it is easier just to remove the old paper. See the external link for more information.