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kirch

09:38AM | 04/17/99
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I just finished removing the wallpaper from the master bathroom. The paper removed layers of surface from the drywall everywhere that drywall mud wasn't present. Could that have been avoided somehow? And do I need to treat the drywall with something if I decide to paint over it? Thanks in advance!

margie

06:32PM | 04/17/99
You should have used the Paper Tiger" and some type of wallpaper remover (Dif etc.). I recently took off many layers of paper by using the tiger in a 30x16 room and had very little drywall problem. I would imagine than you will need to go over the bad areas with some type of drywall mixture (you can buy it already mixed). You will have to make the finished look match your walls and then prime with something like Zinseer or Kilz.

BobF

04:52AM | 04/19/99
The wall paper was put on ill-prepared walls. A paper tiger would not have prevented damage to the drywall.

If the damaged areas are small, you can repair them with drywall tape and drywall mud. If the damage is extensive its best to replace the drywall.

margie

06:02PM | 04/22/99
When I removed my paper it was on ill prepared walls.....new drywall (30 years ago)absolutely no sizing. I still had the pencil measurements on it. The paper tiger did work. I took my time (not all day every day as I work at least 10 hrs a day)but I did maybe a strip per night. It took a lot of dif and a lot of effort.
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