We just stripped off the wallpaper in one of our rooms and found that
the corners of the sheetrock are not taped and mudded: the only thing
covering the very small gaps was the wallpaper.
Will the new wallpaper be sufficient, or should we try to seal those
Are you planning to wallpaper again? If it was me, I'd do it right. If
you just wallpaper over it and one day someone bumps it and tears the
paper, it'll be a fun job trying to repair. I'd go to the local hardware
store and purchase some $1 plastic cornerbeads or pay a bit more and use
metal. Either way, I'd repair it properly.
On Sat, 5 Mar 2016 20:32:03 -0500, "Percival P. Cassidy"
I'd be mudding and taping. A heavy wallpaper might cover it - but it
Sponge finish on the mud will be adequate - you won't need to super
fine-finish it. However, I would also prime the whole wall with an oil
or shelac based primer before re-papering to be sure when you want to
repait this paper it will come off without lifting the mud or damaging
the paper face of the drywall.
| Will the new wallpaper be sufficient, or should we try to seal those
| gaps first?
It probably doesn't matter if you're going to
repaper. If the old wallpaper didn't split then
there's probably not movement there. I'm wondering
how you got the wallpaper off. Is it plaster over
the drywall? If you were painting it would be good
to use mesh tape and compound, or at least a
good caulking, like phenoseal. But if you're going
to paper it shouldn't matter.
| Just painted/primed/sealed (whatever) drywall. I think this small room
| might have been constructed subsequent to the original construction of
| the house.
Interesting. You're lucky that you got the
paper off. With normal wallpaper paste it
usually takes part of the drywall paper with
it when it comes off.
He DID say "painted/primed/sealed" drywall. Paper on unsealed drywall
is virtually impossible to remove without doing damage, while removing
poper from sealed drywall is relatively simple (at least in
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