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ob1kenobi

11:39PM | 03/02/04
Member Since: 03/02/04
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I'm not sure if it's Stucco or Plaster. I'm really new to this and have horrible wood paneling currently on the walls. When I removed one panel I discovered it was glued and nailed onto the original "stucco" walls. It's horrible underneath the wood paneling and I don't know what my options are to fix it? I read that I could add 1/4 rock sheet, any other idea's? How do I clean off the glue or do I sand it? Any health risk or issues I should be concerned with? This is my first home and I'm feeling overwhelmed. Thanks for any help!

retisin

08:06PM | 03/03/04
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
I guess im wondering why you wouldn't want to put drywall up over it,instead of tearing it off the trying to fix a mess that is going to be a pain and prolly alot more costly (considering your time) than putting up the drywall.

Yes you can sand this glue down but I guess if it on stucco walls what about if the glue is on part of the high area (stucco)then you sand that off or down pretty soon you texture will look flat and scattered.


wpbmike

03:26AM | 03/09/04
Member Since: 03/07/04
4 lifetime posts
I took off the paneling. A few contractors recommended ripping all of the old plaster down and re-drywalling the whole wall. Intead I decided I'd work with it. The glue did not sand down...I had to carefully chip off as much as I could, and then try to sand. For the end result, I bought wall texture mix and just textured the whole wall with a large trowel. The end result was much nicer texture than the original and saved a lot of money.

Mike

ob1kenobi

07:05AM | 03/09/04
Member Since: 03/02/04
3 lifetime posts
Just got the panels off completely and where going to try to sanding route. If not, then the chipping away and texture mix. Appreciate your help. Thanks!

wpbmike

04:31AM | 03/10/04
Member Since: 03/07/04
4 lifetime posts
One more thing I didn't mention...I have also used a 5 gallon bucket of joint compound as the texturing material. It is pre-mixed and ready to use. Some of the wall texture bag mixes can be difficult to get just right. It depends on what kind of look you want. The bag mixes can be mixed thinner for a lighter texture. If you still have some glue residue (I did) then I recommend the joint compound. Either way make sure to prime before you put your finish paint on to make sure to cover the color variations of the old wall and the new texture if there are any.

Not sure what the "pros" would think of this technique, but it worked for me.

Mike


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