preparing walls for paper


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Old 06-15-03, 04:39 AM
Jhtreu
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preparing walls for paper

I am planning to re-wallpaper my kitchen walls, but found when I removed the existing wallpaper that the former owners had hung it before priming the walls. The result was rips and tears in the drywall. How do I repair these before hanging my new wallpaper?

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Old 06-15-03, 04:49 PM
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You can repair damage to the drywall with a thin coat of joint compound, sand, prime, and paint. If some of the places still fuzz with the primer, sand them down and spot prime before painting.

Hope this helps.
 
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Old 06-15-03, 05:26 PM
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Chris,

Thanks for the advice! I will try what you suggested and hope for the best. I appreciate your help.

Julie

ps: Seems as though we're neighbors-- I live in Greer!
 
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Old 06-16-03, 05:31 PM
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Be sure you use a wallcovering primer. Regular primer isn't stern enough to handle the longitudinal forces wallpaper puts along the X and Y axis of the wall.
 
 

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