Damaged walls from wallpaper removal
I love wallpaper. In other people's homes. And I love it when it's fresh and new and there's no thought on the horizon of it ever coming down.
But we all know it has to come down eventually. My husband spent two very long, hot days with a commercial steamer removing many layers from our "new" late 1940's cape cod kitchen. I saved pieces of all the different patterns for posterity.
We are left with 2 nearly pristine walls and two that look like they have leprosy. Sheetrock backing came off in many places with the wallpaper backing. What's the solution?
My son suggested skim coating the bad walls, my DIL recommended beadboard panels. I'd really just like smooth walls to paint.