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So our basement has this ugly ass wallpaper up from the 70's and I want to remove it and just pain the walls. I scored the paper, pull some wallpaper remover up and peeled away the first layer. First thing is it didn't come off that well probably because it's old but most importantly I found out why it was up. Apparently when they did the drywall they didn't really mud, they tapped but that's about it and the seams are horrible. It appears they then(or maybe it was planned) put up the wallpaper because it hides that better.

So, would I be better off ripping down the drywall and starting over? Should I put up new thinner drywall over the existing stuff? Or should I just try to repair the walls as they are by putting a thin layer of mud over them? Other options?
 
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