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scottyrl 04-08-2012 08:19 PM

Removing painted over wallpaper
We started a small painting project on the walls and found that parts of the bottom were flaking, it turns out the walls were painted over the wallpaper. We can easily scrap the bottom third section but the area above is pretty solid. The good news is that the wall underneath is mostly in great shape. We just need to get to it. What is the best way to remove the paint and wallpaper without damaging the walls? Once done, I think we can texture the walls, prime and then paint the walls. Of course, since I am a novice, maybe there is more to it!

joecaption 04-08-2012 11:59 PM

Please trust me on this, you do not want to texture a wall or ceiling.
It will be a dust trap, next to imposable to do a patch or repair without it showing, harder to paint.

If you look around some of the other DIY sites there thousands of people asking how to remove texture and almost none asking how to texture it.

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