Can I Paint Over Wallpaper That's Already Painted?

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I was so excited to discover The Money Pit right after I purchased my first home. Your program has been so helpful and I'm hoping your expertise can help me: I purchased a bank-owned property, and in order to show the house to potential buyers the bank had the entire home interior painted with a white primer.  I'm talking the ENTIRE interior of the home: Door handles, light switches, cabinets, even embedded speakers in the walls were painted right over.  I've been slowly removing the paint from the hardware; but now I've started looking at the walls themselves and I have discovered there are several rooms where there's wallpaper under the paint. It's hard to tell since you can't see through the primer at all. It wasn't until I started sanding some of the rough spots did I even notice it.  Is it alright for me to just paint over the primed walls as they are, or will the wallpaper under the primer eventually cause a problem?

Thank you again for all you do. Your program is invaluable to first-timers like me!


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