If you are doing some home improvements that include painting, you might be wondering exactly what you can paint over. And you also may be pondering what you have to remove first before you paint. In fact, you’re not alone because many other people wonder the same thing.

What Can I Paint Over Without Removing First?The last thing you want to do is ruin the surface of the material in the process. So here are the answers to some of your questions regarding painting over materials:

Can I paint over wallpaper?

Yes, you can, but you’ll have to deal with the consequences. Removing the wallpaper first and preparing the wall to be painted is always the best option. The removal of wallpaper can be time-consuming and costly, but you won’t know the condition of the walls until you remove the wallpaper. Many people decide to paint over the wallpaper because of the difficulty of removing it. If you paint over it, use a sealer over the wallpaper to prevent the visibility of its seams and texture.

Can I paint over linoleum?

Yes, but not if you expect it to last a long time. The coating doesn’t have anything for the paint to adhere to, so it will wear off quickly. Painting over linoleum generally wastes paint in the long run.

 Can I paint over vinyl siding?

Absolutely! You should thoroughly clean the siding first, apply primer, and then apply a vinyl-safe paint. Vinyl can be repainted every ten years or so like any other siding .

Can I paint over laminate?

Yes, and it’s better than replacing it often. But you must you must prepare the laminate surface first and foremost. You should scuff-sand the laminate, clean it using a solvent; apply an adhesion primer, and two coats of enamel paint.