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Top Layer of Particle Board Lost. Can I paint over this?

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05-25-02, 04:07 PM   #1  
Top Layer of Particle Board Lost. Can I paint over this?

Hi All,

My Memorial Daty weekend is turning into a nightmare. I have a new house that had two layers of wallpaper in the bathroom that I would like to remove and replace with latex paint. This wallpaper was attached directly to the particle board forming the wall. I was stripping the wallpaper using a steam stripper and I pulled on the wallpaper to remove it. I'm not sure if I pulled too hard (I'm a bit heavy-handed) or if it was because the wallpaper was attached to the particle board but I ended up pulling out large sections of the particle baord top layer along with the wall paper. Now I can see the brown paperlike surface of the particle board. Can I just paint over this or do I need to spackle the entire wall where the top layer of the particle board was lost? See the URL below for a picture of the wall. Please help!


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06-06-02, 04:58 PM   #2  
This is sheetrock, not particle board.

You should skim coat a layer of joint compound over the sections that you pulled the paper off of.

Your odds of getting the wall perfectly flat are right next to zero, so I would suggest painting and putting up new wall paper.

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