09:03AM | 09/20/04
Member Since: 09/19/04
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I recently removed dated paneling from a guest bedroom in my home. Underneath the paneling is 2 layers of wall paper & an adhesive which has left a texture in the wall. I've honestly tried everything to remove the paper & glue w/ no luck. I am now considering drywalling over the existing wall, which is getting ruined with each of my failed attempts. Can someone provide direction & advise as to whether skim coating or drywall is better or worse than the other? Is one more cost effective than the other? Is one easier to work with than the other? Any other suggestions? I'm a real novice when it comes to home improvement, so I appreciate your help! ~Christine


07:16PM | 09/23/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
1280 lifetime posts
It's hard for me to recommend either to a novice. Much of that is technique that is easier learned by watching with coaching than by reading here.

But one thing that may help uyou is this - many adhesives - even old ones - are most often thermoplastic, meaning that heat will soften them and make it easier to scrape and remove. There are heat guns available, but you could do a test with your hair-drier first on its highest setting.

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