Old wall

Old 03-22-01, 08:52 PM
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Have a 50 year old house that has been wallpapered and/or painted often. We stripped off the latest wallpaper layer intending to paint the walls. Underneath we found what appears to be imprints and sizing from previous wallpaper removals. The wallboard underneath that is in decent shape and it is a brown color in the small areas where the old wallpaper is completely off.
We did some testpainting and it seems ok. The question is that there are a lot of imperfections which were covered up by the wallpaper, but will show when the painting is done.
These imperfections are old wall board repairs and the spots where the old wallpaper is completely gone so tha wall is not quite smooth.
We are dicussing using textured or sand paint. Or doing sponging and rolling.
Please give us your opinions on which is the best way to go
keeping costs and labor down. Also, where could we find more information on sandpainting ie. techniques and how do we get the best coverage?

Old 03-23-01, 07:39 AM
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Im not a great fan of textured wall finishes and if i was you I would prep & hang 1000 grade lining paper.
If you like textured walls then why not choose a heavy patterned blown vinyl which can be painted over & over again and will cover all imperfections.

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