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You will need to take off all the glue if you want a good finish. The paint will lift the glue, but unevenly, and mix with the paint. This will cause the paint to clump and not cover properly and all in all it will look terrible. I know because I did this in the first house I owned and had to wash the walls of the one room where I tried this several times ...


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I never had luck with chemicals... steamer & lots of elbow grease was the only thing that worked for us :-\


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Dow, a manufacturer of XPS products, on their India web site, does not recommend using XPS under a roof deck. This is due to the possibility of condensation occurring between the insulation and the structure. As far as painting goes, US codes require a 15 minute thermal barrier over an interior foam, in the event of fire. This could be satisfied by gypsum ...


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Please yes! I am literally 90% done doing a complete remodel of my house. Other than the aluminum wiring that I have replaced the #1 biggest stupid thing I have dealt with is the 20 (no exaggeration) different types of wallpaper put on the house in 1967 during the custom build. Out of the 20 only 3-4 types (2 specific rooms) had primer. Those two rooms ...


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You should not do this. Foam insulation (EPS, XPS, etc.) needs to be covered with drywall in order to protect it (extend the amount of time before it melts) from fire. Otherwise you are risk of being exposed to toxic fumes and melting foam should you ever have a fire. Imagine molten foam dripping from your ceiling onto you - not a situation you want to find ...


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Yes you should still mud, tape and sand all of the drywall joints especially if your drywall has beveled edges. Ideally you would also apply a coat of primer before you apply the wall paper as this makes removing it easier down the road, and if you do ever decide to paint it, at least all you'll need to do is remove the wall paper and paint and not have to ...


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It is often faster and cheaper (particularly if you are paying for labor, so faster is cheaper, but merely saving your own time is good, too) to either cover the wallpapered wall with thin sheetrock, or bash out the wallpapered wall, do anything a sensible person would do with the wall open, and place new sheetrock. This seems like a drastic, nuclear ...


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If you don't mud it, the wallpaper is gonna highlight every screw, seam and flaw. It will have air bubbles over every screw and gap. Would look like a real hack job. Anything worth doing is worth doing well.


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I am attacking my woodchip coated walls with a powered multi tool fitted with a scraper. This takes the painted layer off the woodchip in satisfying strips. When this is complete, stage 2 is to use sponge to wet the paper, leave to soak or use a steamer stripper to wet the paper and scrape away.


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Definitely read up on the EPA 'renovation repair and painting' rule. Option #3, the 1/4" drywall, is likely to produce the best and cleanest results, at the cost of loss of room space and alteration in the look of all your trim. You'll have to extend all outlets also. Of course that sounds suspiciously like what happened last time. Eventually your room ...


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I would guess that your issue is that you didn't prime first. From Wikipedia: A primer or undercoat is a preparatory coating put on materials before painting. Priming ensures better adhesion of paint to the surface, increases paint durability, and provides additional protection for the material being painted You buy primer from the same store you would ...


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A wallpaper steamer, a scorer, a stripping knife and A LOT of patience. I had to remove 3 layers of wallpaper in a flat I just got. This flat was built in the 19th century so no doubt the oldest layer was from the 60s at least. I tried everything, from various products to just ripping it off with a knife. In the end I bought myself a steamer and it turns ...


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We used to carefully use water and it would come off pretty easily with some gentle scraping. Just do not crazy soak the wall. If you keep the wallpaper damp you should be able to carefully remove it with a scraper. It should not hurt the drywall especially if there is paint on it. Try this on a small area first. Home Depot has a good description on ...


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Some ideas hang up fabric? go to a large format printer (sign shop) and print banners and hang those? get $10 shower panelling from Home Depot and tack those up on the wall (and paint on those) don't bother with a 'theme' for the baby's room. I know a lot of people like to do it, but it's a lot of work, the kid doesn't really care, and they grow out of it ...


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For posterity's sake, in the end after some testing we decided to go with approach #4 (the skim-coat). We did one layer of Zinsser Gardz sealer over everything, and then we used this skim-coating process, doing multiple coats of thinned-out lightweight joint compound applied with a roller and a rubber-edged 14" wide "Magic Trowel". That process gave us a ...


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I have witnessed surprising results by covering wallpaper with a thick layer of wet joint compound, right out of the 5 gal bucket. We call it "mud" in my region. Let it sit a while, and the moisture and weight will almost remove the wallpaper by itself. Try it yourself on a small area and see if it will work in your application.


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The previous owners of my house did this. Drywall compound will stick very well to wood paneling (please resist the urge to get "creative" with the texture...). Wallpaper, less so, and even if it sticks well, if the wallpaper ever started peeling off, it would take the top part of the wall with it. If you're going down this route, I would highly recommend ...


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Generally, yes - you can help protect the wallpaper with polyurethane. However, once the paper is on, it's not coming off without a complete overhaul (sand it all off and redo it), and you should be aware that paper tends to fade and yellow after a while. Also, if you use a brush to apply water based poly then you need to apply it kind of quickly and be (...


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There are some types of spackle out there that claim they do not need primer over it, you may be safe with that, it is always recommended to primer under wall paper, it aids in the removal process later. If you have no paint on hand at all, get primer, if you have any latex paint around at all, that will suffice for a spot on the wall here and there.


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Those "brown spots" are the inside of your drywall's surface paper. You're actually pulling off the surface of the drywall (which is the gray you see adjacent to the brown). It's not a total disaster, but normally you'd use a little moisture to dissolve the adhesive and gently scrape it off. Since you're going to paint, you'll need to do a few things for a ...


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"they would tear any lose areas, spackle the torn areas , and spackle the seams". Sadly, this never works. The fact that there are loose areas means that more can appear at any time. The painters should have done whatever was necessary to remove the wallpaper. Instead, they compounded the problem. The easiest solution and probably the least expensive would ...


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I suspect from the way you worded the text of your question... Two months ago I hired painters to paint my home interior and to paint over the wallpaper. ... that it was partly your decision to do the paint over to avoid the cost of removing the existing wall paper. It has been my experience that painting over wall coverings like this is always a risky ...


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In reality the brownish inner layer of drywall paper is very absorbent of water and also comes off in chunks if you try to sand, so never sand or apply water based material over it. If you sand you will still have similar problem of fluffy brown paper to deal with and it will be deeper than surrounding areas. If you apply joint compound, as some have ...


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You can safely cover almost any wallpaper that cannot be removed with the following method: Scrape away any edges/peeling spots that can be taken away until your edges are smooth. Seal and prime with ZINSSER BINS SHELLAC BASED PRIMER SEALER. Fill any weird areas with plaster and smooth to finish. Recoat any of your fill patches with BINS. Paint. This will ...


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we removed an entire house worth of wallpaper when we bought this house. some of it was 1 layer (dining room), some of it was multiple layers (7 in the bedrooms, no, really, there were 7 layers!) and 1 layer in the kitchen that was over drywall (the rest were over plaster walls) chemicals did no better than a streamer with a touch of hand soap in the water ...


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I cannot advise you strongly enough to not paint over the wallpaper. First reason is this is a rental unit. You are libel for any charges and costs to return it to the condition at the time you moved in. The second reason is that trying to remove wallpaper that has paint on it can be a nightmare. The way wallpaper is removed is by wetting the paper to ...


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Same as Luke in our case as well. We tried DIF, then Piranha, and while those did make a difference, nothing worked better in terms of getting the paper off in nice big sheets than a Shark steamer and a little patience.


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Yes, you can paint plasterboard directly - it's usually just paper on the outside. (Moisture resisting plasterboard tends to have a foil on on side though, which probably won't take paint well). What paint you use will depend what finish (or colours) you want, but you're unlikely to have problems using either emulsion or undercoat and gloss (or matt or ...


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Rent wall-paper steamers to remove the wall paper. Unfortunately, the latex paint will make it harder. You need to find a way to allow the steam to penetrate the latex. Use a scraper to scrape the paint, but not through the paper, so you don't damage the underlying wall surface. I've used rasps, cheese graters, etc. Just be careful you don't damage the walls ...


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I have successfully done this with rental units. I may have gone overboard but this is what I did. Skimmed the grooves with DuraBond, scuffed the panels with a polesander while feathering the edges of the joint compound. Applied a coat of primer on the panels and joint compound. Read the directions for the wallpaper paste and if they recommend the use of "...


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