I'm here trying to find some good advice on how to remodel the walls in the modular home I just purchased. The living room walls appear to be split in sections with wooden molding type strips going up and down approximately 3' apart from each other. I'd like to remove these strips and somehow seal up and smooth over the surface in order to paint the walls. What I'm wondering is this.... are thses strips of wood there to serve a specific purpose or are they there just for 'decoration'? Does anyone know if these are standard on all modulars? Is it safe to remove them? And if so, what would be the best way to go about accomplishing this remodeling project? Any help I can get on this matter would be very much appreciated!!