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Old 03-27-2017, 09:36 PM
usedtobe usedtobe is offline
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Originally Posted by aceplace57 View Post
I would install quarter inch drywall. It's not expensive and you get a great surface to prime and paint. Home Depot sells it for $10.50 a sheet.

I knew somebody that tried painting wallpaper. Took several coats. The weight of the paint started pulling sections of wallpaper away from the wall. Not pretty.
For an even thinner cover:
1/8" Masonite, with rough side out. Fill rough side with wallboard compound (mud).

I had a kitchen wall (plaster and lath) so badly cracked it would have been easier to tear it out and hang sheetrock. To understand the enormity of that statement, try to rear out a tiny bit of plaster and lathe.

Masonite, mud, and wallpaper - the only way to tell is that the trim seems 1/8" thinner on that wall.