Painted over wallpaper removal

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Old 02-15-02, 10:16 AM
raimondim
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Painted over wallpaper removal

HELP! I just recently purchsed a 50 year old home. The walls have wallpaper that has been painted over and my fiance is set in removing it. I am nervous because i am afraid we will not onyl tear the wallpaper but damage the wall texture and have to retexture the whole house. Or worse that the paper is glued directly to the sheetrock and then we would be stuck with having to put new sheetrock upi thtought the whole house. Do you have any suggestions for me. Also, how difficult is it to remove painted wallpaper from the walls and will it damage the texture underneath? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 
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Old 02-15-02, 10:55 AM
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My wallpaper stripping page should answer you stripping questions. You shouldn't worry about the wall damage. Try stripping it anyway. If you do encounter minor damage, patch with a joint compound, apply a primer/sealer, and paint or paper again. Major damage can be covered with a special blank wallpaper called bridging material. You can buy it at most home improvement stores where it is also called/known as liner paper. Applying this, smooths the wall surface and allows you to paint it or paper again over it. WAY cheaper than new drywall!
 
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