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How to fix my walls!!?

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OK, so I live in the Netherlands and I know by sight that the plasterboard that is used here is different than it is in the US, but if anyone has feedback, please give it to me!

I live in an older house and instead of in the US how an older house would have plaster walls and amazing details, this house was constructed poorly and all of the "renovations" done by previous owners were shoddy and basically I'm left with poorly done projects to fix all over the place.

In the guest room, the walls were wallpapered, and the wallpaper was lifting and whatnot, so I applied a wallpaper remover so that I could see what is below it and decide how to move forward with renovating.

Underneath was 3 more layers of wallpaper and it's been removed leaving behind a lot of small paper bits, which are REALLY annoying to get off. The wall seems to be some thin board laid horizontally with plaster between panels (3 in total)

My thoughts are:

Should I clean the walls as best as possible and apply a plaster mix over them, in order to have a clean looking wall to paint?

Should I apply a damp killing product and then just apply a new layer of plaster boards over it?

Should I apply a layer of damp killing product to the walls after I remove the bits and just wallpaper over it again?

I have to do all of this on my own I guess, because I'm assuming a plasterer is going to run me 500+ euros.

Any suggestions appreciated! :eek:
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The majority of it looks like damage to the face paper of the drywall from removal of the wallpaper, not so much water damage. If the majority of the walls look like the last picture, as much as I hate to say it, tear it out and start over with new drywall. You've spent a lot of time removing layers of wallpaper, but there's still residual backing paper that has to go. Then everything needs to be sanded, sealed with quality primer, 2 or 3 coats of mud over the entire surface, sand again, prime again, touch up any minor problems, and finally paint. Easier to just start over....
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