I just bought a home that was built in 1925. The bedroom walls have
wood paneling over wallpaper. I will remove the wood paneling but do
not want to remove the wallpaper. I'm afraid if I remove the wallpaper,
I will peal off some of the paint which may contain lead. So, I would
like to install 1/4 or 1/4 sheetrock on top of the wallpaper. Is this a
good or bad idea?
you know you want to get inside all the walls and insulate them for
year round comfort, as well as put in electrical updates and cable and
phone and internet and a skylight first. and maybe add a vanity sink.
My home is apparently drywall over plaster. Gives it lots of thermal mass
for little temperature variation during heating season, and cool during
days if ventilated on summer nights, requiring minimal air conditioning.
But I think I have blown-in insulation (and steel storm windows).
Spacers and possibly longer screws may be needed for any switches or wall
outlets to bring them flush with the new wall.
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