Need solutions for problem walls

Old 02-02-01, 11:39 AM
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Before we bought our house, wallpaper was removed from the drywall in our bathroom and then the walls were painted without removing the adhesive.
Short of tearing out the walls and replacing them, is there anything else that we can do?
Can we "mud" over the existing paint to smooth the walls and then paint over that?
Or, can we use the type of wallpaper that is used over paneling and is paintable? If this is possible, do we have to do anything more than the normal preparation required for wallpaper?
Old 02-04-01, 03:23 AM
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This is a tough one.... Dont rip the walls down!! You can have them skimmed with plaster to make them look as good as new. If you dont want to do that then its best to clean as much adhesive off with sandpaper,fill any bad imperfections and hang heavy grade lining paper......Or Anaglpta.....or,if you can find one you like....Blown vinyl.
All these are paintable and will hide all sorts!!

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