torn paper on drywall

Old 12-31-01, 07:58 AM
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torn paper on drywall

My bathroom walls and ceiling were covered with a formica type stuff. It was glued onto the drywall so when removed it tore big patches of paper off. Is there a way to repair these tears. It's just the first layer of paper. No gypsum is exposed. I don't want to put up new drywall. Any ideas?
Old 01-01-02, 09:44 PM
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You should be able to skim coat the damaged surface with sheetrock mud and a wide-blade sheetrock knife, then sand, prime and paint.
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