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Old 03-16-2017, 10:00 AM
Doctor Jackson Doctor Jackson is offline
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What's behind the wallpaper - sheetrock, plasterboard, lathe and plaster, etc. - makes a huge difference when tying to remove wallpaper. The original part of my house was built about 1960 and finished with rough plasterboard. It pretty much impossible to get old wallpaper off and leave a smooth finish. In areas where my wife wanted to use different wallpaper she had to go with a textured paper to hide the roughness of the board, in areas where she wanted paint I had to put up new 1/4" drywall over the old plasterboard. Another option would have been to skim coat the walls, but mudding is not my forte.

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Last edited by Doctor Jackson; 03-16-2017 at 10:00 AM.