The house I am getting ready to remodel has a substantial amount of wallpaper which I need to remove or cover. Having worked almost exclusively in new construction I have no expeience with this. I understand removal can be difficult, especially because this wallpaper appears to be a quality product and installed well. I tried peeling some away at a seam and only the face of the paper came off, leaving what looks like housewrap behind. I have heard that sheet rocking over the wallpaper may be easier, though that is of course a large project. I just moved from Colorado where plastering over sheetrock is becoming popular, and I am wondering if with some of the bonding agents the plasterers use if it would be possible to plaster right over the wallpaper. Though that might not be a great option here in North Carolina where I have yet to see a home with a hand texture, it apears they really like the flat finish here. Finally I wanted to know if with the right primer or bonder if you could paint right over the wallpaper, but I don’t know how you would get the seams to disapear. So as you can see I am looking for any and all ideas on how to remove or cover wallpaper.
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