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How do I "float" walls that have flocked wallpaper?


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08-17-00, 01:49 PM   #1  
we have several rooms in the house that have ugly flocked wallpaper. The paper is not coming off easily (I want to repaper), and I am tearing the walls up trying to get it off (some of the paper has been painted with latex paint). The local wallpaper store told me that it would probably be easier to "float" the walls with joint compound (over the flocked paper), to make them smooth enough to paper over. I am on a budget and need to do this myself. How do I do this?

 
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08-18-00, 03:56 AM   #2  
Prime any unpainted or glossy paint with 100% acrylic latex.Here are a few links to help you in finding drywall info................Drywall tools and materials: http://www.hometime.com/projects/how...l/pc2dry01.htm

Drywall: Finish Coat and Texture http://www.hometime.com/projects/how...l/pc2dry07.htm
In this section,pay attention to the Ceiling Skim Coat section.I know your not doing a ceiling but the principal is the same.

I have been looking for a video clip to post of a drywaller skim coating but have not found one.I guess I will have to starin my own.......Mike


 
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