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How can I paint paneled walls covered in wallpaper?

I bought a house built in the 1940s (midwest US) and it appears that most internal walls are plywood and not drywall. This explains why the previous owner put up wallpaper in almost every room instead ...
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Old home: Paper, Felt, and Wood layers under wallpaper - what to do?

Wondering if anyone has encountered this in older homes... After taking down some wallpaper we found a thick layer of brown paper over what looks like felt, directly over some kind of wood slats. No ...
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Order of operations: new floor, new wallpaper and skirting boards?

I am currently redecorating a room where I will wallpaper and install a laminate floor (currently carpet). There are still old skirting boards in place which I will be removing and replacing, but I am ...
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Identifying wall material and related concerns [closed]

I recently bought an apartment and since it has really ugly wallpaper, I am trying to replace it. I have peeled back the wallpaper in some spots expecting to see a white plaster wall, but instead saw ...
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Removed wallpaper, what’s this underneath?

I’m new here. We recently bought a home built in 1984 and we’ve started removing all of the wallpaper. We noticed that underneath the wallpaper are patches of what looks like chipping paint and the ...
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Do I need to prime the mud for self adhesive wallpaper?

I've applied the joint compound,sanded it down. Is it necessary to prime the mud before putting self adhesive wallpaper on it? I don't plan on taking it down or painting over it in the future. Would ...
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Narrow wallpaper column

The wall I am applying wallpaper, which comes in 20-1/2" rolls, will require 13 whole width columns and two that are around 13-1/4", primarily because of the pattern. I have seen some videos ...
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Reason behind this paint peel

Pictures are from the bathroom closet, only the paint in this closet is peeling. bathroom walls are fine. Any idea why this paint is peeling by looking at pictures? I was thinking to stick one of ...
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Is non-strippable wallpaper glue favorable to strippable?

I am facing a choice between a strippable vs non-strippable wallpaper glue. Why would not anyone have the option to later strip it for whatever reason if all else is equal? But my question is is ...
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Is it paint or wallpaper?

We got recessed lights installed and are looking to do some patchwork over the small nails that the lights were installed on. In my home, the previous owner has provided both paint as well as ...
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Paint/ inside of stone wall

I recently moved into a ~150 year-old Victorian Terraced House in London. The people that lived in here before had glued some things to the interio wall that left some ugly areas upon removal. I am ...
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How to remove wall adhesive from the wall that has a wall paper?

I have a wall adhesive hook which I initially though would be easy to pull out. But it was not. I made some damage to wallpaper also because of my forceful, stupid action. Is there any chemical to ...
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How should I prepare the surface of my walls after removing wallpaper?

I am remodeling the bathroom in my 1961 house. I have gyprock lath walls that were covered with wallpaper that had been painted over. Upon removing the wallpaper there were patches of smooth paint/...
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Wallpaper and Polyurethane Insulation board

My room has been insulated with Polyurethane Insulation board and I’ve no idea if you can put wallpaper directly on top or not? If not then what can I do? I don’t like the silver spaceship vibe I’ve ...
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How to get old plasterboard wall ready for paint

there was multiple layers of painted wallpaper in a bedroom. I've removed all the wallpaper and sanded the walls a small amount to get rid of residue and flaky plasterboard. The plasterboard paper is ...
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Is it mold underneath my plaster wall?

I wanted to remove wallpaper from older home with horsehair plaster. I started feeling to see what’s underneath. It looks like specks but not sure what it is. Picture attached. Thanks!!
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Reinstalling curtain rod after wallpapering

I am having wallpaper hung in a room that has drapes. I'll take the rod/brackets down to have it done but how do I reinstall the brackets if I lose the holes? Should I patch the holes before the ...
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How can I finish the frame of a hidden door without using trim?

We are renovating our house and we have a door in my office that is going to conceal a small bar. It's supposed to be hidden so we are planning on wallpapering over the door and using a push-to-open ...
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Do I need existing wallpaper to help with external damp wall?

We have a north facing 1st floor bedroom (above a kitchen) which has always typically had some damp issues. It has 3 external walls with blank but painted over wallpaper, that gets replaced every 10 ...
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Do I need odd and even rolls for half drop wallpaper?

I am about to order half drop wallpaper for the first time so I'm trying to estimate the correct number of rolls. I understand the half-drop wallpaper is supplied in odd and even rolls, so that you ...
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How should I prepare papered plaster walls for tile?

I want to tile 100% of my bathroom walls. The potential problem is that portions of the plaster walls have been wallpapered AND painted(!). I suspect that the painter ran into trouble removing the ...
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Wallpaper on walls after previous wallpaper

I have a fairly small room that previously had wallpaper on the walls (put up about 15 years ago by the previous house owner). This previous owner did something I haven't seen ever anywhere: he glued ...
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Wallpaper in unheated entrance way

My wife suggested that we wallpaper a small entranceway to our home. It is a fully-enclosed space (about 3 ft by 3ft) beyond the front door - but there's a second (glass) door to enter the living ...
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Preparing a wallpapered room for paint

I have a 1920s house with plaster walls. It was wallpapered at one point (no idea when) and has accrued maybe 2 or 3 coats of paint since. I'm planning to take the paper down because I can't stand it ...
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Priming plaster wall for wallpaper

I was wondering about priming, and possibly partially water proofing a plaster wall for wallpaper. Right now it is mostly covered by drywall mud to iron out the original (110 yr old) uneven surface ...
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Remove wallpaper that has been textured over

Our bathroom has textured plaster work that seems to have been put on over the top of wallpaper. You can see some of the seams and the wallpaper was also still there under a mirrored cabinet. Above ...
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Clean sticker paper residue off of a wall

This problem is on a wall in my bedroom. I used to have a A3 paper sized photo stickers on my wall. After a year or so I tried to remove the sticker from the wall and it left lots of sticker paper ...
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Solution for rough walls after wallpaper removal

I was removing wallpaper from a very old apartment, (Image below) Here are my thoughts for solving this: Skim coat these rough walls and hope that it comes out smooth and even. Use a thin drywall ...
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Wall covering, asbestos or horse hair?

When removing drywall we noticed old wallpaper or painted plaster underneath and behind an old door frame we took down. When looking at the designs we noticed white fibers and are worried it might be ...
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Wallpaper on the ceiling, damage to the drywall, what now?

About a month ago, I embarked on a mission to paint my half bathroom. Before I could paint, I had to remove the floor-to-ceiling wallpaper AND wallpaper on the ceiling. I successfully removed the ...
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Wainscoting and Wallpaper: which to do first? [closed]

I’m looking to put wainscoting on the bottom 1/3 of a wall and wallpaper the top 2/3. Is there a recommended order in which to do this? My thinking was that if I put down wallpaper first, leaving ...
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Does a small hole in a wallpaper require a complete wall redo?

A small part of the wall came off when it got stuck to the back of a table (I don't know how, honestly). My landlord claims she needs to redo the entire wall of 11square metres and has some quotes for ...
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Identifying plaster type and how to best remove wallpaper and prepare for painting?

We are renovating our new house at the moment in the UK which is circa 120 years old. One room has wallpaper on it which we want to remove and then prep and paint the wall. Upon peeling some wallpaper ...
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Tiny bulges on wallcoverings made of paper and not vlies/vinyl

I bought several rolls of rather expensive wallcoverings made of paper covered with acryl. The wall was already prepared with several layers of different kinds of pop and putty with primer. (Trying to ...
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Overboarding thickness - how much smaller will my room be?

I have a lot of woodchip wallpaper and normal wallpaper, all painted over multiple times. Removing it is going to be hell. So instead I was thinking of overboarding, but how much room will I lose to ...
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Floor to Ceiling wall mirror - Wallpaper? [closed]

What can we do to this bathroom wall with floor to ceiling mirror? Looking to do a quick makeover - not wanting to pull the mirror off and patch the drywall. We are considering peel-and-stick ...
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Removing wallpaper on concrete wall and prepare for paint

I have removed the textured wallpaper from the wall and the concrete is now exposed. There was a significant amount of glue, and I have used warm water with sugar soap and a scraper to remove as much ...
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Removing a wallpaper border which has been painted over

I'm currently decorating a painted room which had a wallpaper border around it. The room has been repainted at least twice, and the border was never removed. I have removed the border and this has ...
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How to seal plaster before using the Anti Mould Paint

I had some mould (due to condensation) on bedroom wallpaper so I have removed all the wallpapers. I am planning to paint the wall with Ronseal Anti-Mould Paint instead of using wallpapers. Also, ...
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How to repair damaged lining paper for painting?

I've stripped some old wallpaper in order to paint the walls and discovered painted lining paper beneath. I'm happy to paint over this paper as it's mainly in good condition (and I don't want to deal ...
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Covering Up Some Old Wall Art

We've got some wall art painted on to our walls with a paint brush that we'd like to cover up, but we'd like to be able to cover it up in a way that won't ruin the integrity of it, so that if anyone ...
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How to get this finish on a ceiling?

The ceiling in this image is very typical of houses built in the 90s in the UK. Wondering if this type of finish is still available and what it would be called? I'm guessing its a kind of wallpaper ...
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What is the best way to fix broken OLD plaster in a very old house? [closed]

I've recently bought a house which was built in the 1900s. The entire plaster walls are covered with wallpapers. First time home buyer mistake, our first project is to remove the wallpaper and paint ...
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Should I paint over this wallpaper?

I’m having a bit of a decision making battle with myself. I’m looking to paint my living room and as I was laying tape down on the trim I saw a piece of wallpaper coming up in a very tucked away spot. ...
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How to remove waves from ceiling and paper from walls [picture]

I saw a house recently that has wave pattern on the ceiling and paper on walls. What would I need to do to make ceiling flat and remove the paper to paint it? Thank you
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Bad spackle job on wallpaper

My kitchen (late 90's contruction) has wallpaper that was glued to wallboard. I know this because all homes in my neighborhood have had same and I learned this when I had a bathroom remodeled. The ...
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Can I put a wallpaper close to a light fixture?

I didn't find any information about it and I'm wondering if I can have a wallpaper close to a light fixture like the image below: The reason I'm asking is because we recently added both the wallpaper ...
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Preparing plywood for wallpaper applications

I have erected false walls using plywood on concrete wall for hiding aquarium piping and electrical wires. I am planning to finish the board using wallpaper. Can I simply glue up the wallpaper on ...
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Help understanding the steps needed to prepare a wall for painting after wallpaper removal

Recently moved into my first home and learning the DIY ropes and one of my first tasks was to remove the wallpaper in the living room, once I removed it (quite easily - thankfully) it seems to have ...
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Stains on wallpaper

We have just had this wallpaper fitted by a professional. It’s on new plaster, which was sealed with a wash coat of emulsion and allowed plenty of time to dry. The staining has only appeared down one ...
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