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Old 01-25-2011, 03:50 PM   #1
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my mobile home has textured wallpaper in the living room and where each drywall panel meets is a vertical trim piece from the floor to the ceiling. i want to remove these trim pieces and patch the panels together with drywall mud. but i also want to fill in the texture of the paper so its smooth. i need a primer than call be used over drywall mud and wallpaper. HELP!

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KILZ original is the best primer for this application. It stinks to high heaven so you need plenty of ventilation. If you use a water-based primer on the wallpaper, the water will reactivate the adhesive and create giant bubbles that you will have to cut out and fill later. So, if you can tolerate the fumes of the KILZ, that's a good option, it sticks to everything and WON'T reactivate the wallpaper adhesive.

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kilz original iol will work( no other kilz product will) but this will do it also without as much smell
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my mobile home has textured wallpaper in the living room and where each drywall panel meets is a vertical trim piece from the floor to the ceiling. i want to remove these trim pieces and patch the panels together with drywall mud. but i also want to fill in the texture of the paper so its smooth. i need a primer than call be used over drywall mud and wallpaper. HELP!

do yourself a favor and try to pull a piece of that paper off ..............if it comes off easily then the last ting you want to do is paint over it..........i dont care what kind of primer you use.
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Usually any type of primer with lead in it will do just fine.
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Are you sure it's drywall? Most mobile homes are made with a "Presentation Board" - a luan with a wall paper-like laminate. The reason that they use the batten strips vs. compound is because of the flex associated with not being sat on a foundation. You'll know if this is the case when you pull the battens - you'll see the staples holding the panels on.

If your mobile home is not on a foundation, you may want to re-evaluate the tape & compound idea.

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