Old home needs fresh walls

The Palm Beach Post - Residences - - Residences Treasure Coast / North -

Ques­tion: Cracks in the walls in our 1920s home were re-plastered and painted. How­ever, we didn’t re­al­ize that, un­der many lay­ers of paint, was wall­pa­per. Near the ceil­ing, it has be­gun to sag. How can we fix the walls?

An­swer: So­lu­tions are avail­able at your paint or hard­ware store that will help to loosen what’s there. When you reach the orig­i­nal plas­ter, sand it smooth and wash off resid­ual glue. Let the walls dry com­pletely, and then fill in any im­per­fec­tions with plas­ter. Prime the walls. You can then ap­ply paint or pa­per that is de­signed to hold up in hu­mid bath­room con­di­tions.

— cour­tesy of King Fea­tures

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