05:59AM | 07/05/99
I have a garage with a plastic (probably vinyl) coated drywall that is colored to resemble paneling. The drywall is damaged in many places and needs replacing.
Can the drywall be painted if the plastic is roughened up and properly primed, or am I wasting my time and should just tear out the old material and replace it?


04:36AM | 07/06/99
I confess I'm not familiar with "plastic coated drywall" because I only do interior work. One can paint over almost any surface, however, assuming it is properly prepared. This includes priming.

Visit a good paint store (which can include a local Home Depot, as long as you get an experienced person). Have them determine what primer you need. That will determine how you must prepare the existing surface.

Would you be kind enough to let me/us know what kind of primer is recommended? That way we'll know for next time. Thanks.



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