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Old 08-15-2012, 06:21 PM   #1
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Floating Over A Wallpaper Border?


I have a large bathroom that is wall papered and on top of the wallpaper there is a border. They want to paint the bathroom, would it be logical to use mud to float over the top and bottom of the border, and paint over wallpaper?
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remove the wall paper and border, then paint.

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I have seen guys around here skim coat mud over wallpaper. Does nothing but make a big mess, bubbles everywhere. When they are done removing all the bubbles, for days on end, the wallpaper is mostly gone. Remove wallpaper and go from there.
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The home owner didn't want the expense of removing it, better to ask then to try something crazy! Thanks
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The home owner didn't want the expense of removing it, better to ask then to try something crazy! Thanks
They must have some rocks they are trying to squeeze some water out of.
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Have fun with all the bubbles you'll run into after you skim it.
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We’ve done it several times with great success. We only do it after we’ve tried to remove the paper with no joy. If it can be removed, it is usually more economical to remove the paper than to skim coat and texture the room.

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I'd rather tear out and replace the drywall than spend a second trying to remove or skim coat over paper.
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We’ve done it several times with great success. We only do it after we’ve tried to remove the paper with no joy. If it can be removed, it is usually more economical to remove the paper than to skim coat and texture the room.

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Second that. If it won't come off, you can skim. If it'll come off, you can't skim. Loose and bubbled areas have to be taken off first.

OR, if you just HAVE to do it, use an oil base primer to keep from having the wallpaper loosen, then skim
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It's a bathroom getting exposure to large volumes of steam, he should of just said, your'e right let's redrywall,. why give to charity when you can give to psychopathics.
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I wouldn't have done this on a job, but I did on my own house. Got off what I could, sealed with oil primer, skim-coat. It hasn't failed...yet...it will.
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Remove the border at least. Prime the remaining paper on the wall. Lining paper to the walls left to right. Not up and down. Leave a 1.5mm gap between each line and when dry fill the gaps between the sheets. Seal the whole surface and gp around and silocone with a paintable type between the walls and the ceiling then paint. Job done
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Remove the border at least. Prime the remaining paper on the wall. Lining paper to the walls left to right. Not up and down. Leave a 1.5mm gap between each line and when dry fill the gaps between the sheets. Seal the whole surface and gp around and silocone with a paintable type between the walls and the ceiling then paint. Job done

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