02:50PM | 09/05/10
Member Since: 09/04/10
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I am working on what seems to be a nightmare remodel. The previous owners painted over wallpaper. I want to repaint the kitchen and living room but need to remove the wall paper first. I would just paint over it but it is coming up in places and the seams are showing.. What is the best route to remove this without damaging the drywall? I know this will be time consuming but I want to do it right and be done with it.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance


05:11PM | 09/07/10
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
If the walls were not sized and or primed before the wallpaper was installed it will tear off the facepaper of the drywall and then you will have to skim coat the entire wall to make them smooth. That is most likely why they painted over it in the first place. I would repair the loose places and maybe mud over the seams and leave the wallpaper there.


07:57AM | 05/09/11
Member Since: 05/09/11
12 lifetime posts
It was really hard to take off wall papers specially if it was pasted their for years and even more it was painted. Is the wall cement or wood? if its wood, i suggest you tried your best taking off all wallpapers before repainting it.


04:44PM | 06/30/11
Member Since: 06/22/11
27 lifetime posts
You will need to skim coat the entire wall to make it smooth after you tear it off.


11:10PM | 02/15/12
Member Since: 02/15/12
9 lifetime posts
This sounds like a really big nightmare. Hope you managed to solve the problem without causing any permanent damage to your wall. That is why one has to be careful when buying houses, you never know what is in store.



05:19PM | 07/09/12
Member Since: 05/06/12
20 lifetime posts
Use a chemical paint stripper.


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