11:50AM | 11/03/02
Member Since: 11/02/02
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The previous owner put wallpaper over bare drywall. How can we remove this? I'm also afraid that they did the same thing in the bathroom but then painted over wallpaper too. How is this removed?


12:17AM | 11/04/02
Member Since: 07/28/02
1358 lifetime posts
If you remove the wallpaper you will also remove the face paper of the drywall and then you will have to skim coat the whole wall. The best thing to do is just paint over it as long as it tight on the wall. You will need to prime the wallpaper with an oil based primer which will seal the ink in and block the moisture from the latex finish paint and this way it will become a part of the wall, which if you try to remove it you find out.


05:14AM | 11/12/02
Member Since: 10/31/02
2 lifetime posts
have the same problem. used a product called DIF although i think plain hot water will work the same. the key is to get the wall VERY wet and is a messy, horrible job but needs to be done as painting over wallpaper is not ideal. i ended up taking off most of the drywall with several nicks and dings in the wall. i am now "remudding" in many of the areas using joint compound in a very thin layer. this can be primed and painted.


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