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Removing wallpaper and paneling


My kitchen wallpaper needs to come off, and even with steam, some of the sheetrock paper is getting trashed.  I'm going to wind up tiling above the new cabinets, so should I just replace the sheetrock, or is there a better way?

Also, I'll be tearing out some paneling, and while I've verified there is sheetrock underneath, I was advised it was common practice back in the 1970s to glue the paneling to the sheetrock.  Is there an easy way to do this, or am I looking at replacing the sheetrock here as well?



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You know what......I think by the time you finished screwing around trying to patch this and clean off that, you would be further ahead just replacing the sheet rock. And. of you wanted to ad some electrical or plumbing, iy would be a breeze...Just my opinion.

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Yep. I'm with Poncho on this one. 100%. biggrin

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got any photos.yea,what poncho said.is the sheetrock in behind the cabinets and the counter tops?you mite need to add blocking where you cut the sheetrock out.lets have look if you have photos.

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If cabinets are screwed to the studs and not built in, they are easy to remove too......I know the older ones are built right in sometimes and you wreck them just getting them down.

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I agree with the above - - - drywall is better replaced rather than trying to patch it, in most cases.  As, Geez, mentioned - - - sure would be nice to see some pics if you could. 

Never been a fan of gluing the paneling to the sheetrock either - - - I always just used precoated ring nails and used them to nail down the center areas and if properly placed it doesn't take many nails either.  Just measure your stud locations and write it down if needed and it should go pretty easy.

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