Jerri Jones
Jerri Jones
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Asked on Mar 20, 2013

I have these walls in living room and bathroom

Joyce DeemKris ColeSarah Shelton
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somebody told me they were used in the old days in trailer homes. don't know what to do with them, rather not remove them!! any suggestions???? thanks
It feels like wallpaper but its not
It feels like wallpaper but its not
q i have these walls in living room and bathroom, home decor, wall decor
12 answers
  • Kimberly Barney
    on Mar 20, 2013

    This type of wall is still currently used in some trailers, although, some have drywall installations. This type of wall can be painted or wallpapered over. If you do not like the connecting bars that are placed between each panel, they can be removed and filled in with drywall putty. Don't put it on really thick or it will crack. I hope this helps.

  • Jayme
    on Mar 20, 2013

    I have this kind of wall in my living room and I painted it. I primed it with Kilz and then painted it. I left the joining strips in place and just painted rightover those as well.

  • Karen - The Graphics Fairy
    on Mar 21, 2013

    I once whitewashed some wallpaper that I didn't care for. I mixed up some white paint with a lot of water and sponged it over the paper. You can still see the print, but it subdues it, and can make it look as if it's a faded painted pattern. It can be a very pretty romantic look. If you don't like flowers though, then I would paint over it with primer and then paint, like the other commenters suggested.

  • Jerri Jones
    on Mar 21, 2013

    thanks everyone for your help!! I kinda like the whitewash idea

  • Gail Salminen
    on Mar 21, 2013

    @Jerri Jones take a look at what @Kris Cole did with her mobile home - http://www.hometalk.com/kriscole/posts I am sure she would answer any questions you might have.

  • Jerri Jones
    on Mar 21, 2013

    Thank you Gail was very helpful

  • Kris Cole
    on Mar 21, 2013

    Thank Gail!

  • Phyllis W
    on Mar 25, 2013

    Thanks Kris Cole. You are an inspiration to us who live in a mobile home. Why is it we think we have to accept that ugly 'decor'? I have lots of real dark paneling. I think the whitewash idea from Karen - The Graphics Fairy might help there. Thanks Karen.

  • Kris Cole
    on Mar 25, 2013

    Oh you can have so much fun with the interiors of these homes. We just have to get past the idea "it's a mobile home" like that's a bad thing. My dad came over after I had painted every wall in the house, replaced all the carpet and decorated. He, being a man of few words, stood in the doorway and said "This looks just like a real house." LOL! Of course it looks like that, it is one! Go to town on those walls, you wont be sorry! I wish I had taken pictures of the before of the entire house, but I was very busy making it into the after! I love my home, and it's paid for!

  • Sarah Shelton
    on Oct 8, 2013

    Remove the strips and use painters caulk to fill the gaps. Sand lightly with a fine grit paper, prime with kilo an paint. DRYWALL MUD WILL CRACK!!!!

  • Kris Cole
    on Oct 10, 2013

    Put sheet rock up over the walls, mud, sand, prime and paint. It worked on several of my wall here. They are stunning, and can support heavy pictures!

  • Joyce Deem
    on Sep 1, 2016

    Will it peal if I paint it being it is in a bathroom where there is moisture?

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