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416 02-26-2013 03:36 PM

What type of wall/how best to repair?
 
Hi. I'm taking care of a few things around the house and I was wondering what kind of wall this is and how best to repair it.
There are vertical seems that run the height of the walls. Most of the house is plaster, but this seems to be a bit different in that it almost seems like a covering....
Help is much appreciated.
http://25.media.tumblr.com/f4d7a98e2...c0po2_1280.jpg

TarheelTerp 02-26-2013 04:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 416 (Post 1125506)
Most of the house is plaster, but this seems to be a bit different in that it almost seems like a covering....

Except for the very precise line...
the wall appears to be skim coat plaster over (old school) wall board.
With a very poorly adhering paint job over that

416 02-26-2013 08:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TarheelTerp (Post 1125557)
Except for the very precise line...
the wall appears to be skim coat plaster over (old school) wall board.
With a very poorly adhering paint job over that

Thanks. The vertical line is part of what's throwing me.
It feels like there's a bit of a hollow spot behind the area...obviously this is the reason for the damage.
Any ideas on how to fix? Or do I just drywall over the whole thing?

ToolSeeker 02-26-2013 08:53 PM

You could V out the seam tape and mud as you would any drywall butt joint, But not being sure what it is or what's behind it that's kinda iffy. You could remove it and drywall the intire wall. The worst solution I can think of is drywalling over it.

416 02-27-2013 07:16 PM

Hmmm. I noticed in one other upstairs room that there seem to be these seams running vertically on the walls.
I have another tread about a ceiling too that also appears to have a similar 'papering'. I can't sort out what this paper is or why it was used.
It sure seems to make things a lot more of a pain to repair.:(


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