I’ve noticed a trend lately in design magazines and on the Online: wallpaper is creating a comeback. Now, I do not want to be a wet blanket, a party pooper, a killjoy, or any other uncool idiom, but I have to throw my opinion into the mix. I consider wallpaper has lots of excellent decorative makes use of…but gluing it to the wall is not a single of them!
When a wall has comprehensive cracks, peeling paint or water damage, it may perhaps be easier to cover the current wall with ¼-inch drywall or get rid of the current wall completely and replace it. That is genius. I think stripping wallpaper is hell-on-earth! I can’t wait to see what you do with the wall. Will she texture or won’t she? Stay tuned….
When I purchased my home a year and a half ago, I naively believed I could remove the hideous wallpaper that covered Five rooms without the need of substantially effort. No big, I thought. A small hot water/fabric softener/stain remover/insert-product-right here and it will be smooth sailing. Renowned last words. If the job is as well major to believe about removal or it is a utility area that you do not use significantly, it is doable to cover more than old wallpaper with new. Sand down any seams or rough edges and update glue any edges that have come unstuck ahead of applying the new layer.
Joint compound is really low-cost, about $12 to do the walls of a bathroom here. Dry plaster is related but depending on what variety you buy, it can set up pretty fast which can make it difficult simply because you have to preserve mixing it. I like the already mixed joint compound since if you can not finish, you just place the lid on it. I have identified that if you have opened it and left it for a handful of months (like I did on some of my ceiling projects) it gets harder to use. Fresh joint compound is easier. I like the light weight sort best. I don’t know about mixing in powdered pigments. That is probably probable but would be less difficult with the dry plaster.
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