I have drywall that has been wallpapered and painted over many times.

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What can I do to cover over it without ripping down existing drywalla d putting up new

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  • Debbie Debbie on Feb 27, 2018
    We live in a house that is 75 years old. We had to “fix“ walls until I wanted to just blow it up! After many attempts (scraping paint and wallpaper) what I did was to sand the seams making sure to remove any ragged corners and tears In the wallpaper. After making it smooth, I used Kilz. Once you use that, you‘ll see any places that may need more sanding. It’s a little time consuming but compared to taking off paint/wallpaper it’s easy-breezy. Hope this helps. I feel for you!

  • Geew Geew on Feb 27, 2018
    We remodeled our home a few years back. We hired a painter to come texture the walls and painted over it to our color of choice. You can purchase a small sprayer from most hardware stores and I'mm sure they rent out the larger ones. The texture is subtle, but provides an updated look to flat plain walls.

  • Susan krom Susan krom on Feb 27, 2018
    Yes above is the easiest way without doing new drywall. I tried both of them in a couple of rooms when I moved in my home. However, years later I still regret not just putting up new drywall......