Return to the Remodeling Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Drywall over Textured Wallpaper

Posted by artlover13060 (My Page) on
Tue, May 26, 09 at 22:02

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?


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Drywall over Textured Wallpaper

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


 o
RE: Drywall over Textured Wallpaper

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.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Remodeling Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here