Asked on Jun 29, 2020

How do I repair peeling wallpaper between my mobile home windows?

Deb KBecky at Flipping the FlipCorn4s
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The sun has deteriorated the wallpaper in my old mobile home windows. The glass does not come off to clean or to peel off the wallpaper to make a smooth surface to coat with paint. How can I make it look better?

10 answers
  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom
    on Jun 30, 2020

    You could put a window decal on this area to cover the exposed glass. They have a huge variety on Amazon.

    https://amzn.to/31y09Ca

  • Cheryl A
    on Jun 30, 2020

    I found a couple of ideas for you

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rXQbNR5bwo


    you could also buy peel and stick wallpaper to replace what is there

  • GrandmasHouseDIY
    on Jun 30, 2020

    Hi there, here's a step by step on how to take out the glass of storm windows and put it back. That will give you a chance to clean the inside and take out that wallpaper and paint it. Hope that helps! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fhxxbu0HnC4

    • Corn4s
      on Jul 1, 2020

      Thank you. I finally found a mobile home forum that indicates that this type of storm window does not allow access by simply removing the upper section. The whole storm window Has to be removed using the visible interior hex head screws to gain adequate access.

  • Dee
    on Jun 30, 2020

    I would use wood filler,or Bondo. Let dry completely to harden, then sand down and paint


  • Corn4s
    on Jul 1, 2020

    I think it’s my interior storm window that is causing the trouble. I am pretty certain the only way to remove it is to undo the hex head screws holding the whole frame in place.

  • Johnavallance82
    on Jul 1, 2020

    Hello there,

    Use a small scraper that uses razor blades to scrape off loose paint or paper, then use a flat paint or eggshell/satin paint to paint the area white. or cover it with contact maybe?

    • Corn4s
      on Jul 1, 2020

      My problem is access to the area between the panes. It appears the only way to gain access is to remove the entire storm window frame from the inside using the visible hex head screws. I just thought someone else with the same type of window might have come up with a clever work around to keep from having to remove each storm window.

  • Corn4s
    on Jul 1, 2020

    My problem is access to the area between the panes. It appears the only way to gain access is to remove the entire storm window frame from the inside using the visible hex head screws. I just thought someone else with the same type of window might have come up with a clever work around to keep from having to remove each storm window.

  • Looks to me like peeling paint on wood. The only way to fix it is to remove the storm window which should be easy since you can see the screw heads. If it's totally sealed in there between two pieces of glass, you might be out of luck unless you can figure out who the manufacturer of the windows are and contact them for help.

  • Deb K
    on Jul 5, 2020

    Hello Corn4s, I think the only way you will get the cleaned up look you want is to take off the storm window and put a coat of paint on the part that is peeling, if you think about it, it will likely be the only time you will have to do it, as it should last a long time after, it will give you a chance to clean in between the panes as well.

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