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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2008

    Default Replace old walpaper with drywall

    My 100 old house has cheese cloth and walpaper. I need to replace his with something. What ever i use is going to add with to my wall. How do compensate at the door and window facings to prevent a gap when i replace the facings ?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Houston Texas

    Default Re: Replace old walpaper with drywall

    There are several ways to accomplish the task;

    1- Traditionally 1/4" drywall is applied directly over whatever you have now. Easier and cheaper.

    2- Pull down the ship lap below the wallpaper, insulate, fix the electrical and plumbing, add modern communication wires, then shim the studs 1/4" and add 1/2" drywall. Far more work but a superior end product.

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