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Old 09-14-2011, 04:23 AM
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I'd take off the wallpaper too. Hopefully that glue isn't too hard to remove. Adding 1/4 drywall sounds like a pain, you'd either have to remove all the trim or cut around it. And if removed, there's still a 1/4 gap at door frames to hide. I'd just try to repair what's there. Yeah, as Mark said, here comes the dust. Experts make doing a skim coat look easy, not so easy for us rookies. One thing you can do to cut down on dust is use a sponge to wet down high areas of mud after it's dried, hit it with a putty knife again to smooth it.
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Adding 1/4 drywall sounds like a pain, you'd either have to remove all the trim or cut around it. And if removed, there's still a 1/4 gap at door frames to hide. it.
Good points all. Add to that, when using 1/4" drywall there is the issue of possibly having slight waves in the wall. 1/2" is sturdier and less likely to leave visible waves due to imperfections underneath.
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Adding 1/4 drywall sounds like a pain, you'd either have to remove all the trim or cut around it. And if removed, there's still a 1/4 gap at door frames to hide.
the panels were cut to meet the trim and rough edges were hidden by moulding. as for tiny gaps someone suggested using spray foam to seal the gaps. scraping the wallpaper would be a bitch as i did it in the older sons room there and it was only half a room while this would be the family room. i dont mind cutting the drywall round fixtures and such i just want relatively easy and relatively nice once done. i know that 1/4" would be a bit uneven depending on under wall structure, but i think overall it should work with drywall.
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Old 09-15-2011, 04:48 AM
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Easy might be tough. It's a lot of taping seams and finishing them to redo the drywall, whether 1/4 or 1/2. I wouldn't use any spray foam for gaps, it's too porous (foamy!) Just fill with a good caulk like Big Stretch. You'd have to do that where it hits the ceiling too, or add more moulding. I've put drywall over lath and plaster in our house. It works well to cover imperfections, but a long process.

I've never done wallpaper removal, maybe it is too much. Have you tried a chemical remover, or steam to help? I could spend a lot of time on that before it took longer than re-drywalling.
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Old 09-15-2011, 12:11 PM
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I have a steamer that does great o wallpaper. You can also spray it.
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I had really good luck with this removing wallpaper

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25 bucks for paper scraper and gel stuff, i might try to see if better than just new drywall.
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could always hire a pro.
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could always hire a pro.

not after buying the house, we dont have alot of spare money sitting about.
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