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Old 08-22-2011, 11:42 PM   #1
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drywall mud over paint?

I'm drywalling a ceiling in a little remodel. I'm installing the wallboard over existing acoustic tiles, and putting a vapor barrier in, taking out some fluorescents and dropped ceiling, and putting in cans. That part shouldn't be a problem.

My question is: can I mud over existing paint? See the area between the wallpaper and the ceiling tiles? There is some molding I need to remove, but that area has some sort of paint over drywall. Can I tape and mud over that with any luck? If I can't I can carefully remove the molding and replace it, but I'd prefer a cleaner look.

Hope someone has a yes or no answer. Thanks

Oh yeah, and never mind the crazy wire going into the gaping hole.
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Many, many, many solutions----maybe.


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Mud will stick to almost anything, but if the paint bond loosens over time so will the mud.
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I would recommend using all purpose mud, I have gone over paint and wallpaper numerous times and never had an issue, on wallpaper it's a pain because when it bubbles you have to pull that area out recoat and if it the paper bubbles more then you keep going. One house we bought had 2 rooms that were wallpapered, it was easier to have the wife take 4 days removing the wallpaper
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drywall , mud , remodel , tape , wallboard

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