Drywall over Textured Wallpaper

artlover13060May 26, 2009

Years ago I put textured vinyl wall covering on 2 1/2 walls in my basement. About 5 years ago I painted over the vinyl with semi-gloss acrylic. The vinyl is soundly stuck to the walls with no evidence of peeling. I want to get back to a smooth surface and I am debating between trying to remove the WC or covering it with 1/4" drywall. I would appreciate advice on which would be less work. If I put up new drywall can I use adhesive?

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If you put up new drywall just screw it like you would if it was bare studs.
Then tape and mud the joints.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2009 at 8:25AM
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Either choice is a PIA to do and will involve lots of spackle and sanding. Just covering it up will be easier though, because you're not patching a bazillion holes. And, what joed said about nailing to the studs. And, here's a bit of advice for the future: do a good job with the seams and don't texture the walls. Smooth walls and ceilings never go out of style while the fads in texture come and go.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2009 at 10:32PM
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