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07-26-11, 05:53 PM   #1  
Wallpaper liner

I removed wallpaper in my bathroom so I could paint. The wallpaper was stuck so firmly that at a number of places it pulled the paper off of the wallboard/sheetrock. I have been reading about wallpaper liner, and was wondering if anyone here could tell me how much a roll covers. Believe it or not...I have found it online in several places but it NEVER says how wide it is or how many running feet there are in a roll!

 
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07-27-11, 04:02 AM   #2  
Welcome to the forums!

I don't know much about wallpaper liners

Normally what's done when the drywall's paper face has been removed or compromised is to coat those areas with either a solvent based primer or Zinnser's Gardz. You can then safely skim coat those areas with joint compound to make all the damage disappear.


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08-11-11, 05:13 PM   #3  
Same essential problem

I did the same thing removing wallpaper. The places are not deep but are showing the gray layer of the sheetrock. I do not want to put wallpaper back - I want to paint. How do I prepare these places for paint?

 
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08-12-11, 04:45 AM   #4  
Welcome to the forums annejay!

Anywhere the drywall paper is missing [raw gypsum exposed] needs to be coated with either a solvent based primer or Zinnser's Gardz. Once the primer is dry, apply joint compound as needed, sand, reprime [most any primer is ok this time] and then paint.


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