I just purchased a house which was built in the 1880s. Most of the walls are of horsehair plaster (and clovered with wall paper) and though most are in good shape, some are in need of repair. There are several places, for example where the plaster is bulging from the wall and there are several more places where there are some unsightly holes that need filling. A friend of mine suggested that it would be better to cover the walls with 1/4 wall board but I am wondering if that is really necessary. Any suggestion on how to repair these "ancient" wall without costing me an arm and a leg?
Finally, any advice on removing the wall paper?
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