paper covering on drywall


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Old 01-30-06, 01:40 PM
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Angry paper covering on drywall

Well, I did it! I started removing the icky plastic tiles that were in my bathroom. They popped right off, but left the glue on the wall. As I was trying to scrape the glue off, it came off in one big sheet along with the paper covering on the drywall. Now what? Is the drywall going to have to be replaced? Im planning on putting up beadboard in place of the tile.

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Old 01-30-06, 02:33 PM
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Noooo! All you have to do is get about a gallon of sheetrock compound and smooth it on the surface you messed up. Use a 12" taping knife to do the smoothing. It may take several coats to get the smooth surface you want, but sanding in between coats will let you know.
 
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Old 01-30-06, 04:03 PM
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It would be best to first seal the raw gypsum with a solvent based primer. Sometimes moisture [like in the mud or latex paint] will make the gypsum bubble up.

Just reread your post and if the bead board is going to completely cover the messed up drywall - priming it should be sufficent.
 
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Old 01-31-06, 05:14 PM
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Ooo, I didn't re-read your post, and as Marksr says, since you will be covering it up anyway, a good primer will keep it from allowing moisture to infiltrate and possibly bulge it. You can, then, install your wainscotting over it.
 
 

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