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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. Drywall & Plaster
    Hello, we removed an old built in office cabinet unit and now want to make an accent wall. In some spots the texture layer came off and the brown paper of the drywall sheets is now exposed. 1. Can I skim directly onto the brown paper? 2. Should I remove all the white texture layer and have...
  3. Interior Decorating
    Per the Nuwallpaper instructions, it says the following... "Beginning on the left side of your wall, measure out from the corner the width of the paper (20.5") and mark the wall. Draw a straight, vertical line with a level at your mark. This is a guide for your first strip, so it's important for...
  4. Drywall & Plaster
    Ok first timer here doing DIY, I'm sorry I don't know much. I am trying to paint my kitchen but I am having to get through two layers of wallpaper at the moment. When I peel back the wallpaper, it looks like the walls are wood and some areas have like a white coating on them (this is after I...
  5. Painting
    So this is probably a stupid question, but... My husband and I recently bought a house (built in '81) and are removing the wallpaper in the dining room. Upon removing the wallpaper with a steamer, we saw there was a coating of something white which the steamer was not removing. We initially...
  6. General DIY Discussions
    Hi All, This is a major issue for us right now as the two bedrooms are for our young children. The house is 1973 and both rooms had wallpaper up until we moved in two years ago. Upon moving in we removed it with fabric softner and then scraped glue off with water. We then let dry...
  7. Painting
    Hi, I removed some wallpaper from my den hoping to paint the wall, and found that the wall is problematic: (I haven't posted before, so it wouldn't let me put this photo yet) The beige section at right seems to be some sort of wallpaper paste, and can't be removed without peeling off the...
  8. Drywall & Plaster
    Hi all, I just joined but wanted to share my experience with mold behind wallpaper and where I'm at with the project. Some background: We moved into our house a little over 2 years ago. The inspection report noted some mold in the bilco door stairwell in the basement. We had this...
  9. Remodeling
    Hello. I recently realized that my kitchen is entirely wallpapered with a strange material. I was trying to research but didn't know what to search. None of the wall coverings mentioned were what's on my wall. It's a thick kind of cardstock-like almost wallpaper, but it's attached to the wall...
  10. Painting
    Hello everybody, I'm new here and hoping to find some help with this: The situation: I want to re-decorate our hallway. It has painted walls as far as I can tell the paint is applied straight to the plaster. I don't want to repaint but use this vinyl wallpaper. The only wallpaper I have used...
  11. General DIY Discussions
    I have ceilings that are painted a flat or eggshell. Before I hang the Lincrusta wallpaper, can I just sand the ceiling? Or is using lining paper / wallpaper liner better for adhesion? If you don't know, Lincrusta is pretty thick (1/16 to 1/8 inch thick) and heavy.
  12. 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...
  13. How To Guides
    Tips for Success: The success of hanging your wallpaper, as well as the ease of taking it down are totally dependant on how well you prepare your walls! SMOOTH. Make sure you fill all cracks and holes using spackle. Sand until you have a smooth surface with a medium grit sandpaper. CLEAN...
  14. Interior Decorating
    So you have multiple color accessories in a room. How can you tie all those colors together? I say Wallpapers and Borders is the answer for you. With the endless style patterns and colorways of today's modern wallpapers, it is easier then ever to coordinate the colors of your room and tie it all...
  15. Drywall & Plaster
    I'm not sure if this question belongs in the painting forum, or the drywall forum but, I'm trying here first. In a house I purchased two years ago I have, what seems to be, wallpaper paste that was not removed prior to painting. The result is: painted walls that have multiple textures under the...
  16. Painting
    *sigh* The previous owner of my house put knockdown over (multiple) layers of wallpaper, and painted it. The knockdown itself seems like kind of a rubbery material. 1) Can I apply corner bead over this or do I need to cut and peel it back a bit 2) How can I reproduce this texture? I have no...
  17. Painting
    Hi, I've spent long days trying to remove wallpaper in my bathroom. The house was built in the late seventies. There were two layers and the first was not nearly as difficult as the second layer. The second layer looked to be the original wall paper from when the house was first built. It...
  18. New Member Introductions
    hey everyone! we were just lucky enough to come across an old 1900 built home in our lovely town... but it has not been renovated for years! it's truly overwhelming what we will need to do. However we are "reusers" not replacers if at all possible... the biggest issue we are facing is that...
  19. Drywall & Plaster
    Hi there! I'm new to the forum and would really appreciate any help you can give. I had originally posted this to the painting forum not realizing there was a drywall forum, so I'm sorry for the duplicate post. I'm in the process of removing wallpaper from what I suspect was put up on...
  20. Painting
    Hi there! I'm new to the forum and would really appreciate any help you can give. I'm in the process of removing wallpaper from what I suspect was put up on unsealed drywall. The removal is taking off pieces of the drywall paper and in some places you can see the brown board of the drywall...
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