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Wallpaper disaster

Posted by Dave Rosko on July 31st, 2000 11:24 PM
In reply to Wallpaper removal disaster by Mark Becky on July 30th, 2000 07:23 PM [Go to top of thread]

We had a similar experience when removing 30 year
old wallpaper. Part of the drywall "plaster" finish
was left, but in most places a thin layer of paper
was torn off with the wallpaper, leaving a smooth
layer of brown paper in its place. My friend, who
happens to be a plasterer, told me to use a thin
layer of joint compound (spackle would take too long)
for a large area) over the bare spots. If you
don't, moisture can soak into the drywall and cause
problems later. I talked to a Menard's employee
and spent the money to get the proper application
tools. It's tricky stuff to work with at first, but
I eventually got the hang of it. Then you sand it
a little (a damp sponge is recommended) then repaint
or wallpaper.

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