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Old 01-20-2010, 01:14 PM   #1
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Joint compound over vinyl sheetrock


I am renovating a room that is finished in vinyl covered sheetrock.
I would like to remove the battens (metal strips), use dry wall compound on the joints and paint the whole room.
1. Can I do this and will the compound stick to the vinyl?
2. Can I do this if I prime the vinyl covered sheetrock first? If so, what should I use for primer?
3. What's the best way to do this and end up with smoothly finished walls?
As a certified little old lady, I really need help with this if only to be able to tell someone what work I want done.
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Old 01-25-2010, 12:36 AM   #2
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Not quite sure what to tell you here. I've never seen this done nor would I recommend it. However I could recommend removing the battens and putting up 1/4 or 3/8 drywall over the vinyl and then finish.

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Old 01-25-2010, 04:40 AM   #3
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Thanks, Mop in Hand

Unfortunately the vinyl sheet rock extends up and behind the gridwork of a dropped ceiling, so it can't be easily removed.

I don't want to play with extenders on the window and door casements.

Will prime and and paint instead.
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Let us know how it turns out.
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It should work. The vinyl on the board SHOULD be adhered well enough so as to not delaminate from the moisture in the joint compound. That is the main concern. You will, however, have to skim coat the entir surface to get a smooth/even finish. Prime with an oil primer first. That should seal the vinyl. I would recommend a professional to do the mud work...
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Thanks, BJB Atlanta

I have a professional doing the work for me and he is checking my options.

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