You may be inclined towards putting up wallpaper directly on latex paint covered walls, especially since the painted walls have just recently been painted. Wallpaper adhesive will re-activate most latex-based paints and then as the wallpaper dries can pull the latex paint loose from the wall and cause bubbling.
Latex paint is often porous, allowing the wall to breathe. When the wallpaper adhesive comes into contact with latex paint, there is a real chance the integrity of the paint will degrade, becoming soft, mushy, or rubbery. There’s also a chance the adhesive can pass right through the latex paint, damaging the drywall underneath.
All wallpaper manufacturers call for walls to be sealed with a wallpaper sealer. New drywall calls for the walls to be primed with a wallpaper primer.
Preparation is the most important step towards ensuring a beautiful and long-lasting wallpaper installation job.
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