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Painting over Wallpaper or strip?

Elnaz S Nobari
5 months ago

Hi all — my property is over 80 years old. I started stripping the wallpaper and took out plaster and some cement apparently. Upon close inspection the whole place is covered in wallpaper painted over. A contractor said wouldn’t be worth stripping and to just paint over the paper. Is that recommended? Can I sand the paper? How hard would it be to strip painted wallpaper?

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