Advice please for my wall re-do?

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I have wallpaper that needs replacing. Is it possible to put thin drywall over the walls instead of pulling all of the wallpaper down?

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  • Sherry Kaji Sherry Kaji on Aug 15, 2018

    I did just that you have to call around but they do sell a thin drywall I can’t recall if it was 1/4 or 3/8” but it worked beautifully to old walls

  • Tere Tere on Aug 15, 2018

    Unless the walls are especially old or damaged I think it would be far easier to just remove the wallpaper. After, if needed, you can patch & sand any holes or uneven spots with drywall mud.

  • William William on Aug 15, 2018

    If you don't mind pulling baseboards and trim off. Cutting for switches and outlets. Shimming them out for new thickness. Extending frames around windows and doors to hide drywall edges, Mudding and sanding. Replacing all baseboards and trim. There is 1/4" drywall available. A lot of work than removing the wallpaper.

  • V Smith V Smith on Aug 15, 2018

    Yes.

  • Linda Linda on Aug 15, 2018

    Yes

  • Hmp3647163 Hmp3647163 on Aug 15, 2018

    Omg, I never realized having to remove all the trim and baseboards.

  • William William on Aug 15, 2018

    Yep! Also shimming out any switches and outlets. Extending door and window frames. Easier to remove the wallpaper and less work.

  • Hmp3647163 Hmp3647163 on Aug 15, 2018

    Thanks for the input!