wallpaper removal

Old 03-28-01, 02:39 PM
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I am currently in the process of removing some wallpaper in my new house. The wallpaper has been in the house since it was built in 1987. What i am finding is that no sheetrock preparation was done for the wallpaper. The only areas that have any kind of mud on them are around the windows. Everywhere else the wallpaper was just attached to the sheetrock. Obviously, when i have started to pull the paper off it is taking the top layer of the sheetrock with it. I am intending to texture the wall after i finish removing the paper. My question is, does anyone suggest going ahead and trying to mud over the current messed up sheetrock or should i just break down and replace the sheetrock and start from scratch? Any suggestions would help.

Old 03-29-01, 11:34 AM
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elrod, Very common problem you have. Do this, remove all loose material and prime with an oil primer like KILZ Original. If you have any very rough areas you may want to do a small amount of patching if the texture is to be a light one. At this point texture away. This is not what I would tell you if you were going to paint or paper but will be fine in this case. Now see, wasn't that easy.....Mike

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