Drywall under 70s paneling

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Old 10-31-13, 07:45 PM
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Drywall under 70s paneling

Hey everyone awesome forum , new member. Quick back story , my fiancÚ and I bought a nice a-frame house last year. We love the house but it does need updating. The whole inside of the house is wood paneling which with 30 ft cathedral ceilings you can imagine how much paneling is inside. Now I was installing a new front door when I noticed once I removed the framing there was drywall present under the paneling. So I went up to the loft and pulled a section of paneling back which revealed more drywall! This is great because we planned on dry walling the entire house! But some of the drywall is yellowed and cracked/chipped at seams. Could you please take a look at some pics and tell me if re surfacing/painting this drywall in this condition is going to turn out looking like new?!? Than you very much
 
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Old 10-31-13, 08:03 PM
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There's suppose to be drywall under paneling. If not the wall would be all wavy.
If they cheaped out and just nailed the paneling or at least did a poor job of gluing it then yes the paneling can be removed and use the old sheetrock.
Older sheetrock was not white like it is now.
Going to have a whole lot of patching to do and taping but it should work.
 
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Old 10-31-13, 08:11 PM
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Figured its cheaper than re hanging/finishing is there a good tutorial/technique for re surfacing old drywall like that? If it was glued can that simply be sanded down the primed and painted like normal? Thanks for quick resonse
 
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Old 10-31-13, 08:33 PM
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Cut out any of the old loose paper, I'd bet they did a poopy job of screwing and may have only nailed it up. If it was just nailed or only nailed every few ft. I'd add a bunch of screws.
Rub a drywall knife over the whole thing to make sure there's no nail heads sticking out.
Before doing any repairs I'd go over any bare spots where the paper ripped off with Gardz.
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