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AZDesertRat

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Posted: 04/28/10 09:38am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If I might tag along here. My Shasta fifth wheel has the wallpaper coming down off the walls and what has not fallen is shrinking up so the edges and seams no longer meet. The luan plywood behind it is unfinished and rough so painting is not an option. I have temporarily glued some of the loose ends back up so I can use the RV but its all going to have to come off.
Does anyone know of a good wallpaper paste, glue or cement that can hold up to the heat of storing an RV in Arizona and a good wallpaper that won't shrink?


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Posted: 04/26/10 07:56pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The fabric softener/water works fine on wall paper on drywall or wood walls in your stick and brick house, but the walls in your travel trailer are made from 1/8" luan plywood with a textured or not textured vinyl much like "contact paper on steroids".

It's manufactured using a high pressure/heat process to adhere it to the wall panels as they roll thru a press. If you attempt to remove it, you will also remove some of the wood with it. Believe me.........I've been there.

Research painting over vinyl wallpaper, which is similar, and I'm sure you'll find a viable solution.

* This post was edited 04/27/10 09:05pm by dougwhite *


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Posted: 04/25/10 08:03pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Clean the wall paper to remove any oils, etc. Now paint the wall paper with Shielz. This will seal the wall paper and provide a good base coat for the paint. Now you can paint with any latex based paint.

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Posted: 04/26/10 02:05pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Another vote for paint over the wallpaper---you can fix the scrunched area easily by sanding and patching if needed--then just clean the surface--use a primer such as kilz and paint--I've done it and it works great!!! Huge difference.

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I would seriously consider painting over the wallpaper instead of removal, too. At one time I fixed a lot of drywall surfaces that were damaged by paper removal. The wood panel under the TT paper should be more durable than drywall, but it still might leave a rough surface. It is hard to tell when non-textured wallpaper is merely painted over which is much simpler.

One other minor consideration: The vinyl surface provides some marginal barrier protection from dry vapor infiltration into the wall cavity where it condenses to water. In cool weather, this problem is magnified in campers because the same vapor from ordinary living is released into a much smaller dwelling and attracted by cool walls. The wrinkled wallpaper around the aluminum window frames is likely been caused by this insidious process rather than uninstall/install. Most people don't notice condensation except on the window glass, or on tent walls in a tent camper, but it is ever present, seeping everywhere it can.

Some paints or primers are quite good at vapor protection if you do remove the vinyl.

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Posted: 04/25/10 08:14pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Most likely you don't have wallpaper, rather it is a type of contact paper. I know in our TT it is a printed contact paper. Contact paper is almost impossible to remove when it has been in place for so many years.

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Posted: 04/22/10 07:47pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Downy clothes softner mixed with water. I am sure someone here will have the right mixture. I use a cup to a couple gallons of water when I take labels off wine bottles.


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Posted: 04/22/10 05:42pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

On HGTV they use a spray bottle of warm water with some fabric softener in it. Wallpaper comes off really easy on HGTV.


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Posted: 04/22/10 06:16pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If its like most RV’s the wall board is mfg with the wallpaper on it and it is extremely difficult to remove, usually causing more damage to remove it than to just paint over it… often it is a vinyl coated wallpaper and will need primed with a thin even coat of gripper from HD so it don‘t peel…


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I think I would try to paint it then put extra trim around the windows to cover where the wallpaper is scrunched up. All TT I have seen have the vinyl coated stuff on the walls that won't come off without a lot of damage.

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