Many people find that they have wallpaper that is dingy, outdated and just plain ugly. When you’ve decided that it’s time for an update it can be hard to know how to move forward. Do you rip it off with a nail file? Paint over it? Light a match and call it a day? The truth is there are a few things to consider before ditching the wallpaper and getting a fresh new look.


Removing wallpaper before painting will always result in a smoother finish when painting, however, you want to be sure that you understand the integrity of the wall paper and the foundation beneath it before doing too much. If the building is older, you may find that there is more than one layer of wallpaper. As you remove the layers beware of crumbling or deteriorating drywall. You should talk with your painters before the project starts to determine how you should proceed.

Often when wallpaper is updated, it isn’t removed just covered up by the new wallpaper. As additional layers are added, the bottom layers become harder to remove and often are more attached to the walls drywall.


Wallpaper doesn’t do well in areas of high moisture. So if your renovation is in the kitchen or bathroom, you should consider a painting job because the humidity can cause the paper to crack and peel.


When you are looking to update your home or office, you may want to have a modern pattern of bold statement patterns on the wall. Because wallpaper can be tedious the right option for you may do use wallpaper on one wall as a statement wall and then paint the rest of the walls a corresponding color to match. Patterns can be overwhelming and by using them sparingly through a statement, wall is a beautiful way to add a bold statement without being too hefty a design.  

If you are in the market for a new upgrade to your residential or commercial interior walls contact Texas Professional Painting. Our team of experts can help you determine the best options are for your update.