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eljochamb 02-10-2008 09:37 PM

sheetrock repair in mobile home
We have a mobile home that has textured paper that is part of the sheetrock, on the walls. This paper has thin lines that run vertical on the paper. The people before us have painted over all the walls and those lines are still visable. It also has nail strips that cover the joints of the sheetrock boards.

Question 1. We want to take that nail strip out and fill it in with sheetrock mud and tape. But how do you add those lines into the mud. Or is there another solution to our problem.

Thanks Joe

triple D 02-10-2008 09:53 PM

Ahhh the mobile home!
What you could do is take down all strips, and anything else that protrudes from the lid. Then go over the whole lid with 1/4 inch drywall. This will actually be your best bet for a "no cracks in the future job" and it actually slows down heat loss through your ceiling!!! Good luck..

ToolGuy 02-12-2008 12:26 AM

You'll never match the lines. You're better off to skim the whole sureface after taping the joints, to make it all even and smooth.

glennjanie 02-12-2008 11:12 AM

Welcome Joe:
The nail strips are over the joints to allow them to flex and work without causing a crack. Mobile homes are very flexible and will move, no matter what you do. I would leave the strips and repaint the whole thing.

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