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Uneven Drywall From Wallpaper Removal?

Uneven Drywall From Wallpaper Removal?


Old 09-12-05, 02:49 PM
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Uneven Drywall From Wallpaper Removal?

I am in the process of helping renovate a house. It appears the wallpaper in the majority of the house was attached directly to the drywall. Therefore when we removed the wallpaper, the drywall is no longer even underneath. Aside from re-drywalling the entire house, can someone outline the best way to repair large sections of drywall so that a smooth layer of paint can be applied? If you can outline the steps and the best tools to use to cover large sections fo drywall, it would be greatly appreciated.


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Old 09-12-05, 04:11 PM
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Assuming you have a patchable surface you would apply mud as needed to bring the walls back to good condition. Where ever the drywall paper face is gone it would be a good idea to prime first. Fill in any low areas and finish by skim coating the wall. A 12" knife works best for the final coat of mud.
Old 09-12-05, 07:01 PM
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The above coat is right on.... Only addition...... don't overwork your mud once applied.... a couple of smooth sweeps should get you where you need to be... those high spots from the edge of the knife will sand off easily..

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