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DIY fix to hide damaged walls or paneling

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If you don't want to invest in new drywall/sheetrock and having paneling, here is a straight forward DIY option if you dont mind a textured wall. Also a good option if you have a heavily damaged wall.
These photos are from our cottage on the lake .... I removed all of the molding that covered the seams of the wall board. Then with a bucket of ready made drywall mud and a 6" knife I applied it all over the walls. No need to be perfect and you can apply it as heavy as you want. I did fill the seams of the wall board first, then just started applying throughout the whole room - getting as close to the trim as possible to give a natural look. Give 24 hours to dry completely before painting!
Then paint (see staged photos). Then I applied a translucent glaze that I purchased at Lowe's. Finished product is kind of tuscan looking stucco! Affordable and easy .. and its a pretty good workout for your upper body! :)

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  • Sharron W
    Sharron W Memphis, TN

    This is just an AWESOME transformation! What a great job you did!

  • Flora
    Flora Inverness, FL

    Hi ladies.. loved reading all your comments.. we have purchased an older single wide mobile on it's own land.. has good "bones" and is on a reat lot.... sound roof, underpinned, etc but the inside is another matter.. It is going be be completely

  • Karin H
    Karin H Roswell, NM

    Thanks so much for sharing your method. Your walls look wonderful. Hope to make this my next project.

  • Lynda robinson
    Lynda robinson Vandergrift, PA

    This sounds easy enough. Can you add paint to the mud

  • Debbie Shaw

    When the hospital I work at was remodeling our cafeteria, they put up gray sheetrock to cover the wall of windows, which were moved about the room as construction and remodeling progressed. Everyone complained how dark and depressing it was without

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