06:30PM | 08/02/07
Member Since: 08/01/07
2 lifetime posts
I was removing some old wallpaper and it didn't want to come off very easily. There is a large crack in the wall and I wanted to remove all the paper, fix the dry wall then begin again. However when I started pulling paper away from the crack, the wallpaper came off and so did the top layer of the drywall board, HUGE it is down to the cardboard layer. Can I simply put a coat of mud on this, then prime and paint, or will the moisture affect the outcome without the paper covering?


08:06PM | 08/02/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1916 lifetime posts
You can skim over the torn DW, but sometime it wants to blister and then need to be sanded and skimed again. Or sometime cut out.

I suggest sealling it with Gardz first.

Then skim coat the torn areas and use tape and mud to fix the crack.

Then prime it and paint.


02:50AM | 08/03/07
Member Since: 08/01/07
2 lifetime posts
Thank you, I'll give it a try!


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