Can I use drywall "mud" to texture over paneling or wallpaper?


Old 04-03-02, 12:36 PM
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Can I use drywall "mud" to texture over paneling or wallpaper?

Our family room walls have paneling installed directly to the studs (no drywall underneath).
Then someone has applied a wallpaper liner and wallpaper over it. It is a bumpy, lumpy
mess. We cannot afford to take all the paneling down and drywall it and texture it.

Can I apply drywall mud or wall texture directly over the wallpaper and then paint it?

Or, can I try to remove the wallpaper and then texture the walls and paint?

Any suggestions or other solutions to disguising these walls would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 04-03-02, 02:34 PM
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I'd remove the paper first. Clean it well with TSP. You can then prime the panelling with something like Bullseye 1-2-3 and then paint it.
Old 04-03-02, 08:00 PM
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Thanks for the info.

What is TSP?

Also, if I clean and then prime the paneling, can I apply texture (or "mud") to it so it looks
like finished walls instead of painted paneling?
Old 04-03-02, 08:18 PM
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t.s.p=trisodium phosphate- it is a chemical that cleans and deglosses surfaces for painting its very cheap and well worth it , buy it anywhere you buy paint.
i would still prime using 1-2-3 as keith stated to ensure adhesion,
then i dont see a problem texturing over that- if you do use mud you should paint it for protection once cured-oil flat or eggshell would do
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