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Old 04-23-2011, 11:21 AM   #1
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Well, I am in the process of removing the wallpaper from my bathroom. If you look at the photos below, you will see I have not done the best job. Bottom line, the paper layer of the drywall was torn off in many places.

Here is what I am wondering:

1) Any way I can sand the walls, paint over them, and still have it look good?

2) Should I remove the paper layer entirely and paint over the brown layer?

3) How about floor-to-ceiling wainscoting -- has anyone tried that? is there bathroom-safe materials they use for it? would i have to prep the walls in a major way?

any alternative ideas are much appreciated! thanks!!
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Old 04-23-2011, 11:58 AM   #2
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Did you prep the wallpaper for easier removal? If not go get some Diff from a home improvement store and apply liberally to your walls. Follow instructions on bottle form there. You should consider a hudson sprayer for easiest application of Diff/water solution. Completely remove wallpaper including brown layer, then use a course sponge with warm water and soap to clean walls. Spackle/mud as needed. Good luck!

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Old 04-23-2011, 01:07 PM   #3
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My suggestion is to rip the wall down and put up new drywall. Drywall costs about 5 dollars a board.

Once the paper layer of the drywall is ripped off the drywall is no good. If you just apply a skim coat to the drywall, it will eventually get cracks and flake.

Do it right the first time.
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Don't ya just HATE it when people wallpaper over un-prepped drywall...I would tend to agree..new drywall.
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Old 04-23-2011, 04:13 PM   #5
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Yeah, I agree.
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If you choose to save the damaged drywall----Prime the board with an oil based primer before adding any mud to the damaged paper. (This is to keep the damaged paper from bubbling)

Use green bucket mud(all purpose) for the first coat.(It contains glue and will stick to the old work)

Use blue bucket for the final coat (Light weight) as it is easier to sand.--Mike---
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I was thinking the same thing Mike but skimming isn't always easy for DIYers.
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Skimming is very difficult to master if one doesn't do it often. There is definitely a learning curve.
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I was thinking the same thing Mike but skimming isn't always easy for DIYers.
Not easy for the pros,either. I usually replace the damaged goods.

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