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  1. Drywall & Plaster
    Hi Team, I recently attempted to remove wallpaper from one of my living room walls and it turned out to be a disaster. The wallpaper appears to be actual paper and not vinyl. In the removal process, the primer and first layer of the Sheetrock peeled off in sheets. In order to fix, I was going...
  2. Painting
    Hello everyone! My husband and I just started taking down wallpaper in our dining room. Our home was built ~1960 and it looks to me to only have one layer of wallpaper on the wall. Problem is, we are getting the wallpaper off fairly easily, but can't decide if we should also be stripping off...
  3. Drywall & Plaster
    I successfully removed the wallpaper in my dining room that had been there since 1986. Apparently, I did a pretty good job given my first time trying to DIY home stuff. That said, it wasn't perfect. I watched some of the YouTube videos and my damage wasn't as BIG as the ones shown. For example...
  4. Remodeling
    I am remodeling a room in my house, built in 1941. Various renters have lived here since 1986, so the walls have been painted more times than I can count. I originally thought the walls that I am re-doing in my daughter's room would have to be totally re-drywalled and so I was just going to add...
  5. Drywall & Plaster
    I need some advice. My house is over 100 yrs old, and all walls are plaster, or so I thought. I have been removing wallpaper in my bathroom and all walls went as expected until the last wall above the sink. I got the two layers off from the old paper and then I saw glimpses of some really old...
  6. Painting
    I just removed some wallpaper that is at least 20 years old. Big pieces of wallpaper came off really easily without the aid of any tools. Now the light blue walls have random spots of brown. We've tried all of the suggestions for taking off wallpaper paste but nothing comes off the walls. The...
  7. Painting
    I have a tiny bathroom covered in wallpaper that looks like confetti was glued all over the room (including the ceiling). My toddler started pulling the wallpaper off, which I am all for. However, below what is coming off is a brown paper looking layer. I assume that is part of the wallpaper and...
  8. Drywall & Plaster
    Hi! A few weeks ago I started this thread and got some fantastic advice: http://www.diychatroom.com/f4/stripping-wallpaper-what-photo-how-fix-168506/ I decided to do one section of the downstairs of the home at a time starting with the hallway. I tore down the paper, washed the walls, sealed...
  9. Drywall & Plaster
    (If this thread has already been posted I apologize, I read back for a while but there are a ton of threads, which is good this is an active board.) So I'm a new homeowner, but I have a lot of re-molding job with my father in the past. I'm not up on terminology so please bear with me. My...
  10. Drywall & Plaster
    I hired a mature handyman to remove a stubborn wall border. Unfortunately his tool stripped the drywall to the core of the drywall. Using Pirana's wallpaper removal gel I was still unable to remove the border. I need to fix these walls tomorrow. Help and thanks! T
  11. Painting
    My husband and I are in the middle of purchasing an old house, one that was built around 1890. As such, it will almost certainly have lead paint. I've been scouring the internet and looking at message boards, home improvement sites, government websites, etc. But, I haven't come across a problem...
  12. Painting
    Oh boy! I'm having anxiety over a project I started yesterday and need some serious help/advice! After peeling away stubborn pink wallpaper (which had been painted over), I was left with smooth white surface, in some areas, and brown paper in others. I assumed the brown paper was simply...
  13. Painting
    We recently purchased a 30 year old home in which the family room was covered in grasscloth wallpaper. The paper appears to be original to the house. Other wallpapered surfaces which date back to the original owners were sized, and came down easily. We believe there is a skim coat of plaster...
  14. Painting
    Our new home was built sometime around the 1950s and some of the rooms have been updated while others have not. The bathroom and entryway both have an older style wallpaper that is very hideous so I've made it a priority to tackle that first. My question is whether it's possible (to get good...
  15. Drywall & Plaster
    A previous owner "drywalled" my 100+yo house with 1/4" plywood and then glued wallpaper on it with Elmers or something similar. The wall paper was put on very nicely except for the choice of adhesive, but it is not to my taste. I have tried steam, hot water, hot water + vinegar, hot water +...
  16. Painting
    I am remodeling the master bath. It had wallpaper and we have taken it down. It came down surprisingly easy--just had to pull on the peeling edges and it all came down in entire sheets all the way from the floor to the ceilings. It appears that there is glue that has been left behind still on...
  17. Painting
    My bathroom was professionally wallpapered about 8 years ago, and now I've removed the wallpaper and want to repaint. Mercifully, it looks like the initial papering was done well and correctly. It came off easily, and I'm left with this odd white-washed look over the previous pink/green/blue...
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