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Posted by Jack Compton on March 5th, 2003 10:47 PM
In reply to Cloth covered walls by K Sarratt on January 12th, 2000 09:31 PM [Go to top of thread]

If your wall is peeling:

If so, and you want to get a smooth effect, you need to peel off what is loose. Next, coat the wall with shellac. This process will pull everything tight against the wall. By removing the loose paper and cloth, it won't have humps in the wall. Next, prime the wall with a good primer; then, put a texture coat of plaster on
the wall. You can even it out smoothly, or you can have a rough design. And finally, you can paint the dried textured walls any color
you desire.

I've done this a number of times so I know it works. Good luck on your projects. ---Jack

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