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Old 10-05-2012, 05:17 AM   #16
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I have a question, I have been told a few years ago on older mobile homes they were framed with basically 1x lumber instead of 2x (todays standard ) so in the factory when the walls were put in they became a very important part of the structure. My question is, if this is true (and i'm not sure it is) would it be better to maybe glue 1/4" drywall over the panels particularly the exterior ones. And yes I realize this would be a pia around doors and windows. Has anyone else even heard this?
Sorry this is in regard to removing the panels as some suggested, not painting them.

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it would be better for the structure, yes, because singlewides are built with 1x interior walls. But you also have to think about the weight you are putting on those 1x's. they are only made to withstand a certain amount of weight. If you tear down a sheetrock wall in a singlewide, you will find not thicker boards, but more boards to hold the sheetrock, meanwhile if you tear down a paneling wall, it wont have as many boards in it. Believe me ive done both, i know from personal experience.
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I spent years stripping wallpaper with warm water and fabric softener. I always thought that was the way to do it untill I worked with a company that just used warm water. It lead me to the conclusion that the reason why the fabric softener/water mix was so good was that it was still 98% water. All you are really doing with the fabric softener is making the jobsite smell pretty. Your mileage may vary.
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I spent years stripping wallpaper with warm water and fabric softener. I always thought that was the way to do it untill I worked with a company that just used warm water. It lead me to the conclusion that the reason why the fabric softener/water mix was so good was that it was still 98% water. All you are really doing with the fabric softener is making the jobsite smell pretty. Your mileage may vary.

I agree but have found this to work better than anything else out there and I have used them all. HOT water
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