I have a full bathroom that has wallpaper on the walls. Have no clue how
long this wallpaper has been up, but I know it isn't coming off. I've
bought the scorer and gel and tried that. And try as I might, it just won't
come off. A sharp blade won't do the trick either.
My cousin had a similar situation and she ended up putting something on the
walls that isn't quite stucco, but looks like it. She can't remember now
what it was that she used (but she remembered buying it from Home Depot, and
that it wasn't at Lowe's), so I'm writing here to ask if anyone knows what I
can use??? She recalls using a trowel to apply the stuff and that she did
so straight on top of the wallpaper; having not primed the walls first, and
she hasn't had a problem with it cracking or chipping. She also recalls it
wasn't Venetian plaster. She said she put the stuff on straight from the
container then did a color wash technique afterwards.
Does anyone have any advice as to what I should do with this bathroom? I
wouldn't mind having textured walls in there, because it would add a great
depth to the room and something 'different' for the house. This is a town
house that is about 20 years old now, and I just spent around $10k having
the house repaired from a broken pipe (http://www.krjones.com/pics/house /).
My ideal solution would have been to have had the contractors re-drywall
that bathroom when they were in here repairing the other damage. Sadly, my
budget ran out (and my patience) and now I've got to do this myself.
p.s. I've asked people at Home Depot and Lowe's, but I'm getting so many
different opinions ... I thought, well, gee why not post on a newsgroup and
get even more opinions?? :-)
TV Girlie <-- Oh boy do I need advice on this.