Opps! Removing wall paper

I recently decided to tackle a project of remodeling my spare bedroom. By remodeling I mean slapping a fresh coat of paint on the wall and replacing the carpet. The bedroom has this hideous textured ballerina wall paper on it. The other day I wanted to get a feel for how difficult it was going to be to remove the wall paper so I quickly pulled at a loose piece of the wallpaper. The end result is that not only did I manage to pull off the wallpaper but I also managed to peel off a 2foot section of the drywall. Is there anything I can do to repair the drywall? I really don't want to cut out the damage piece and replace it. Silly me I should have followed one of the many techniques for removing wallpaper correctly.
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If I were you I would leave it right now and continue taking off the wallpaper. Because if you run into the same situation, you then might want to consider your options such as putting new drywall up. Otherwise if the rest of the wallpaper comes off OK, leave the drywall repair for last because you are surely going to use joint compound in the room to cover some nailholes, minor cracks, etc. This way you can do everything in one shot. Good luck.
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This guys is right on the money with his advice!
Mikepier wrote:

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this is also a good example of what a good coat of primer, and then a coat of wall size is for...
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If it also took off some of the drywall and not just the paper. Then it sounds like you had some damage to the drywall thats why it did that. I would agree with what Mikepier recommened. Remove NoSpam to reply, Thanks
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