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How to Paint Vinyl-Covered Wallboards | DoItYourself.com

Painting over a vinyl-covered wallboard is something that many people have a problem with. These wallboards are found in many older homes and mobile homes. While vinyl-covered wallboard was in style many years ago, that style has gone away and people want a more modern look.

Preparing Walls for Painting: Problem Walls (DIY) | Family ...

The old method of repairing large holes was to cut out a square in the drywall, attach wood backing and then screw on a new patch of drywall. Aluminum patches (at home centers) are a faster, easier solution of how to repair large drywall holes. Cut the patch so it covers the hole by at least 1 in. on each side, then place it over the hole.

How to Paint Over Wood Panel Walls | how-tos | DIY

Apply paint in the same way as the primer by painting the grooves first and following quickly with a roller to smooth the surface. Be careful not to let the brush strokes dry in the grooves before smoothing with the roller.

How to Paint Drywall: 14 Steps (with Pictures) - wikiHow

Painting drywall in a smooth, clean way can take a bit of effort, but the final product is well worth it. It’s best to start by repairing any cracks or holes in the wall. Sand and wipe the entire wall down. Apply a coat of drywall primer and allow it to dry. Roll and brush on 2-4 coats of paint. Sand in between coats for an even better finish.

Tips for Prepping Old Drywall for Paint

Old drywall can have a number of problems that must be repaired before the wall can be painted. Failure to make repairs to drywall before painting can lead to a poor paint job with scratches and scars visible under the paint. These tips will help you remove scratches and damage before painting to ensure the best paint job possible.

How to Paint Walls: Prepare Interior Walls for Painting (DIY)

Drive in another 1-1/4-in. drywall screw near the nail pop so the head penetrates just below but not through the drywall paper. Then remove the old screw by pushing the screw gun tip through the middle of the nail pop and backing out the screw. If it's a drywall nail, drive it into the stud with a nail set and leave a concave dimple.

Skim coating over paint and old wallboard | DIY Home ...

Background: I am trying to "rejuvenate" a wall in a Brooklyn brownstone. The wall is some early generation wallboard/sheet rock, not an original 1880's plaster wall. The wall has been painted multiple times, and also seems to have some other old "mud" or something under the paint; and the paint has blistered and cracked in a number of places.

7 Tips on How to Repaint a Drywall and Fix Peeling Paint

If you are planning to repaint drywall the same color as the old paint, then you do have some advantages in terms of preparation compared to painting a wall where you want to change the color. However, you will still have to do some preparation, especially if you want to repaint the drywall that has peeling paint.