wall problem


Old 02-24-02, 09:56 AM
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Unhappy wall problem

I have a small bathroom with walls that are in big trouble. It had 60's/70's wallpaper self-adhesive squares. When removed, they took a good bit of the surface of the wallboard with them. So now I have a little bathroom with walls that are half old green paint and half blotchy cardboard-like scars where the surface peeled off.

If I don't want to wall paper over this mess, what other options are there? Is there some kind of fabric solution? Other ideas?
Old 02-24-02, 11:25 AM
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First, you should correctly fix your problem no matter what your final top coat is going to be. I would skim coat the bad areas with joint compound. Once you have sanded the entire surface smooth, I would apply a primer/sealer. Another option is to apply liner paper. This is a special thick, blank wallpaper that you can get at any home improvement store. This paper will cover all the bad areas and allow you to paint or paper over it. I would say that this should be your second option though.

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