vinyl wallboard repair

markmrobbinsApril 14, 2009

Finding great info on this site, thanks!

So I'm getting ready to paint over my vinyl wallboard and have one question. It's not wallpapered, just the lightly textured stuff.

At a few spots the covering is bubbled up off of the underlying surface - how should I smooth this out? Cut off the bubbled up sections then spackle? Or tape it with something then spackle?

I'm planning on priming first then painting, if that changes anything.

Your thoughts are appreciated!


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Also, I have a couple sizeable holes (1/2" to 3/4") that need to be patched. What's the best method?

    Bookmark   April 15, 2009 at 3:01PM
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Since I am not sure on the age of your home. I will provide the best way that I know of for repairing the holes that you have. It will actually be better to remove a panel of vinyl covered wallboard from your closet and exchange it with the damaged piece. Since it is in the back of the closest you will not see it as readily. You should be able to pop the batten strips that hold it in place to take it out. Good Luck!

    Bookmark   May 3, 2009 at 5:59PM
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That sounds like alot of work. Plus if there are kids in the house, you'll likely have more holes and eventually run out of closet panels. I'd just get all rough edges out the holes, then put some dry wall tape over them and then use dry wall mud, then sand smooth. I don't know what to tell you about the bubbles. I have some places like around some of my windows were I think they maybe just tightened the screws too much and it casued the covering the wrinkle up. I just planned on painting over it since it will covered by curtains anyways. good luck.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2009 at 4:54PM
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