Wallpaper over paint?

20 Nov 2006
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United Kingdom
We had walls in our hallway reskimmed then primed them with a watered-down white emulsion with the intention of painting them. However, we have changed our mind and would like to wallpaper. Can we just wallpaper over the primed walls? Do they need some other sort of preparation before the wallpaper goes up?
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how long ago were they plastered?

how thick is the new plaster (at the most)?

when did it go pink all over?
Walls were plastered at the beginning of October. I think the plasterer said it would only be a couple of mm thick. Not sure exactly when it all went pink. It had well over a week or more to dry before we applied the primer emulsion. Does this make a different to being able to wallpaper over the paint?

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