Can I Wallpaper Old, Lumpy Walls?

Can I Wallpaper Old, Lumpy Walls?

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Tess Wilson
Apr 22, 2016

Q: Hello! I recently purchased a 1940s home and would love to wallpaper my dining room BUT the walls are old, thick, uneven plaster! What are the best ways to solve this? Retexture the walls? Put up a board? I'm lost! -Sent by Jessica

Editor: That is a very interesting question! I have lived in MANY homes with walls that bear no resemblance to "flat" or "smooth" and I'm sure our readers have, too. Is there any hope for Jessica's walls, or must they remain unpapered?

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