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Old 01-14-2016, 05:43 PM   #1
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Attaching Luan Paneling

I apologize in advance for the spelling of Luanne, I'm pretty sure that is not correct. Now for the problem. I purchased a 1995 Tioga MH (runs perfect, only 30,000 miles on engine) for a super bargain price because the previous owners ignored a roof leak and mold took over. I stripped out all the paneling, sofa and dinette and painted the good cabinets with mold killing primer and replaced the bad ones. Leak(s) are fixed and interior wall between the bathroom and bedroom replaced. Insulation was Styrofoam and mold free. The musty smell is gone in the living areas though there is still a slight smell in the cab area on a rainy day. I have been living in it full time for the last six months and working on the remodeling in my spare time. I used Luanne to re-panel the walls and I'm now ready to wallpaper. The problem is the metal studs give me very little to fasten to without using large self tapping screws. Because I'm working around built ins and am not a pro finish carpenter, I have several joints where there are no studs to attach to. These joints will show under wallpaper. Can I glue the paneling to the Styrofoam and if so with what. Any other ideas? Thanks in advance for your help.

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Old 01-14-2016, 07:03 PM   #2
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I believe the make an underlayment that you can install prior to wallpapering. This was using on the older paneling with the grooves in it. It is a thicker material.

See here
Wallpaper Over Paneling | How To Wallpaper Over Paneling

and buy here
Wall Liner Heavy Duty White Prepasted Wallpaper - Wall Paper Liner - Amazon.com

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Old 01-15-2016, 05:19 AM   #3
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Thanks so much for the response! The wallpaper liner sounds like it might do the trick and I like the option of painting in some areas. I'll see if I can find it locally and if not, I'll order from the link you sent. Kathleen
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Kathleen, You can glue to Styrofoam using liquid nails in a tube [caulking gun needed], you can also use PL400 available at most lumber yards and some hardware stores. Both will help if no stud is under the paneling. Good luck.
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First off try only to have seams line up on a beam or backer so they ate held tight in same plane but if done already no big deal...Just make one.

Get either scraps or 1 X lumber and some tight bond glue.

Look at your scrap pile and see if you have material to make strip 3 inches wide and 2 or 3 layers thick.

Cut strip then glue together with the glue.

Buy larger size as to to it better yiu paint full area of contact with glue and rub it in.

Use weight to hold strip together overnight.

Now cut length to that of seam and practice getting it behind your paneling and I suggest taking loose one side so it can be pulled up and away a bit.

Once you can get it in paint the surface with glue and try same on back of paneling.

Have a coffee can 1/2 full of water with an old sock in it to wipe drips.

Place glued strip behind paneling with it centered and place one flathead screw like 1 nice drywall in the center securing strip to paneling then continue towards the ends keeping it straight and use one screw about every 3 inches and just until screw snug it up as they will strip but the glue is the strong part here.

Next add glue to opposite part and starting in center screw into place.

Next day the screws can be removed if they did not countersink.

The glue is stronger than the wood so screws not needed anymore.

A wider backing is even better if you can get it in.

Add putty to seam and holes then sand with 150 grit paper on a block.
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