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handbanana 04-12-2007 08:02 PM

How should I paint this ?
 
I noticed in my in wall closet, there is paper in the corners. Is this normal? How should I paint it if I peel it off?

http://img462.imageshack.us/img462/3878/dsc00022jr6.jpg

DIYHelper 04-12-2007 08:10 PM

I can't really tell, is it sheetrock?

If so, you should really replace that section of sheet rock.

It will look like crap if you just try to paint over it, but it is in a closet so it probably doesn't matter.

slickshift 04-12-2007 09:47 PM

Peel and scrape of loose stuff
Using a "taping" knife (4" if you have one), spread a thin layer of lightweight joint compound over the area

Let it dry, and see if you'll need more coats
-being in a closet, you may only need one "skim coat"

When you are satisfied, sand it smooth (feather sand) to the drywall so it's sort of blends
Wipe it clean of dust
Prime
Paint

handbanana 04-12-2007 11:08 PM

Thanks for the advice. Will try it.

But what's the paper for? In every corner of my house, there's some. The walls of the house are plaster by the way.


Quote:

Originally Posted by slickshift (Post 40824)
Peel and scrape of loose stuff
Using a "taping" knife (4" if you have one), spread a thin layer of lightweight joint compound over the area

Let it dry, and see if you'll need more coats
-being in a closet, you may only need one "skim coat"

When you are satisfied, sand it smooth (feather sand) to the drywall so it's sort of blends
Wipe it clean of dust
Prime
Paint


joewho 04-13-2007 03:33 AM

The pic isnt' very clear, but if you notice, the paper is twisted all the way down in the corner. It's old wallpaper, over plaster. Very common to see the twisting in the corner. Yours is twisted all the way to the floor. Not positive, but pretty sure it's caused by settling of the walls.

If you follow slicks advice, you should be fine. Otherwise, you may need to take the bubbled, twisted paper out, apply drywall tape and then patch. Since it's a closet, you might get away with just patching the one spot.

If you choose to take the paper out all the way down, get a razor knife and cut through it, on either side of the bubbles before trying to rip it out. If you just start pulling on it, you'll find that the paper will pull the paint off the walls in an uneven manor, creating a big mess. Do you best to patch the one spot.

Henrix 04-25-2007 05:46 AM

thx for useful tip

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ImFlippinCrazy 04-30-2007 07:23 PM

Hey bud, did you get that finsihed? I just did this days ago, and pretty easy.. Cut a nice area out of the wall-paper, maybe like 10-12 inches from the corner, both ways. Then, if you can lift the paper, put a very small dab of caulk under it, to kinda hold it down, and press the area out, removing any caulk that might ozzz out.. Then prime the WHOLE area, it hardens and kinda seals the wallpaper.. Then put a very thin layer of compound.. Let it dry, sand it alittle, put another skim coat, sand and paint, or primer and paint, if seen alot,lol..

Hoped that helped.. Thats the way I do it, and it comes out nice.. I run into this alot.. If anyone thinks something can be tweaked in my method, let me know..

good luck handbanana


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