Should I Remove My Wallpaper or Paint Over It?

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After evaluating the current wallpaper situation in your room, you will be able to determine whether or not you will need to remove the wallpaper before painting. There are many pros and cons to both painting over and removing the wallpaper before painting; however, the general consensus is that removing the wallpaper first is the best option.

While removing wallpaper before painting is the better option, rooms that are older often need to keep the wallpaper in tact to prevent ripping off drywall and creating unnecessary problems. Many people decide to paint over wallpaper for the sole purpose of saving time.

Removing the wallpaper all together is best for long-term rooms. Once you have painted over the wallpaper, you are doomed of ever getting that wallpaper off. You will be thankful later when you took the time to remove the wallpaper before painting. According to the National Guild of Professional Paperhangers, wallpaper should be removed before painting whenever possible.

Whatever you decide to do with your walls, make sure that you hire a professional painter to ensure that your walls look as best as possible. Please contact us at Davis Paint Company in Woodstock, GA for any of your house painting needs.

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