Manufactured Home Walls


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Old 07-11-00, 09:15 PM
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Help. I own a manufactured home. Most of my interior walls are taped and textured, except for my extra bedrooms and bathrooms. I guess these walls are some sort of sheetrock with a vinyl covering. I suppose something like wallpaper with the molding strips in the corners and along the ceiling. Here is my question? I would really like to paint over the covering (which has a slight texture to it). Can I do this?
 
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Old 07-14-00, 06:50 PM
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Yes, use interior alkyd oil primer and a latex top coat.
 
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Old 07-28-00, 05:47 AM
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quote:<HR>Originally posted by JDX:
Yes, use interior alkyd oil primer and a latex top coat.<HR>


I have done this to four rooms in my mobile home and it is really quite easy. All you have to do is tear the strips off the walls (this is fun) and cover with joint tape and joint compound. You may need a couple applications of the joint compound. When this is dry, you will need to "lightly" sand the walls - this goes quickly because it really is lightly. Make sure that you sand the joints smooth. Use a primer and you are ready to paint. Depending on the room size, the prep can be done in a couple of days. Good Luck!

 
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Old 07-28-00, 10:59 AM
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Use 3 coats of drywall mud - it shrinks as it dries.
 
 

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