Dont Hang Wallpaper Over Textured Walls – Here’s Proof That It Looks Horrible

Digital ImageDigital ImageThe previous installer did not bother to smooth the walls before hanging the wallpaper. The texture shows under the paper, and it looks horrible.

In addition, the bumps prevent the paper from sitting securely on the wall, so some of the seams are popping open (2nd photo).

Generally, textured walls cannot simply be scraped smooth. They must be scraped and then “skim floated” with joint compound, then sanded, wiped free of dust, and then primed.

This give an absolutely smooth surface for the paper to hold on to, and that looks much better, too.

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