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DIY Drywall Monstrosity and Whats the Best way to Sort it?

Postby JonathanWilson » Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:57 am

3 layers of wallpaper (the last dating back to the 50s) plus one layer of paint. After recruiting some help from family, I come back to this monstrosity. To be fair, the corners cut by the previous owners are astounding. And now to fix it all.

The sheetrock/drywall interior is exposed (the cardboard layers have been stripped off at the left-to-left-middle of the wall.) But those cardboard layers look like they will give me a headache. Can't sand them properly as they flake.

It's just the one wall out of 8 that looks like this. The rest are fine.

Any help with what to do? Taking the wall down is out of the question as it's too pricey.

I'm completely out of ideas other than to strip the remaining parts, sand it, and use a thick base coat, or even skim finish it. Help and advice is desperately needed because I don't want to make THAT look any worse.

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