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jimt

03:25AM | 03/02/00
Member Since: 03/11/99
11 lifetime posts
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My wife was taking wallpaper off the bathroom wall, and the drywall paper began tearing off also, leaving brown paper spots in a lot of places. Does this mean I have to replace the drywall, or can those places be mudded or prepped someway without replacing the drywall? It's been suggested to try weldbond/water (50/50-apply and let dry tacky) and apply joint compound method. I also have a trace of some minor water damage just above the shower stall on all three sides, but it only appears to be at the top of the tile. Should I replace the whole section from the top of the tile to the ceiling with greenboard, or can I use a similar approach to patch as stated above? Your help is appreciated. Thanks Jim.

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Mirika

06:17PM | 03/05/00
Member Since: 02/08/00
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I came to this site to post exactly this question. I just started taking wallpaper down in my bathroom and vanity area. The people put up wallpaper, paint, mud, wallpaper, then drywall. In some places the brown paper is completely gone leaving chalky drywall. Help!

jimt

05:56AM | 03/06/00
Member Since: 03/11/99
11 lifetime posts
I found a good source of info at www.todayshomeowner.com. They don't seem to answer very much around here. Don't know if anybody's here or not. Oh well.

Wick

11:42AM | 03/06/00
Jimt & Mirika, there are a "FEW" of us around here that do answer, but sorry to say I didn't have any advise on your situation. The majority of the individuals that offer advise "ONLY" use the old BBS for some dislike of this "NEW" BBS (personnally I like the new better). Probably the best way to make sure that someone sees your questions (and hopefully answers with advise) is to post the question on both this board and the old one. Susposedly they are eventually doing away with the old board and hopefully most of the poster's will migrate here. Oh, and thanks for the new link to todayshomeowner, It looks like another good source of info. Anyway, post back up anytime, there are some of us here and are willing to help when we can!

jimt

04:25AM | 03/07/00
Member Since: 03/11/99
11 lifetime posts
Thanks Wick. You've always tried to impart your knowledge to us DIY'ers when you were available. You ought to get into the fray over there at TodaysHomeowners.com. A lot of good help and advice being gicen out by some pretty knowlegeable folks(guys and dolls). I keep the same handle over there that I have here.
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