Wallpapering and painting - what do you have to pay attention to?

Often woodchip is papered and then painted over. What is important and which drying times have to be taken into account can be read in this article.

Possible problems when painting over wallpaper

  • blistering
  • replacement
  • spotting


A wallpaper casts bubbles as the wet paint wets the wallpaper and it curls. This can happen either when the wallpaper is not completely dry, or when drying the wallpaper, the windows were not closed.

Even during painting, the windows should remain closed.


If individual wallpaper strips peel off when painting, this is a sign that the paste was not yet completely dried.

drying time

After wallpapering, it should be allowed to dry for about one day before painting is started.

Depending on the nature of the wall and local conditions, complete drying may take up to two or three days. Wallpapers on insulated walls dry faster than on uninsulated wall surfaces.

With Raufaser can also be checked by hand, if the paste is already dry. Any existing damp stains on the wallpaper, which are usually well visible, indicate that can not be painted yet.

During the drying process it is essential to keep the window closed.


On the one hand, if the paint has darker spots or discolored, the wallpaper may not have completely dried through, on the other hand the window may have been open during the drying process.

In this case, it is essential to let it dry until the final drying.

suitable color for painting

Woodchip is painted with emulsion paint. It must be water-soluble and solvent-free.

Right approach

Always start with the blanket. Mark out the corners. Then the walls are painted.

Tips & Tricks

The color consumption on woodchip is around 170 ml per square meter. A 10 liter bucket is sufficient for about 60 square meters of space.

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