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Old 01-27-2013, 11:10 AM   #1
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wallpaper question

I was curious as to how easy is the wallpaper to remove in the motor home? Is it similar to as in your house? Also, does it go back up the same way you put it in your house? Is there a special wallpaper they use for Motor Homes?

Thinking about taking ours off and putting up something with a little more color to it. Motor Home not that old and wallpaper is fine it's just kind of boring. Just got done pulling the carpet and replacing with a nice dark wood floor and recovered the dinette in tan leather to match the couch. So floors and furniture are gorgeous now. Now we want to hit the walls and the trim around windows with some more rich new color.

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We tried to remove wallpaper and had some success but short of steaming it off we used contact paper and contact glue.It worked good but getting out all the rinkles is hard to do.Its a painin the a-s.
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I was curious as to how easy is the wallpaper to remove in the motor home? Is it similar to as in your house? Also, does it go back up the same way you put it in your house? Is there a special wallpaper they use for Motor Homes?

Thinking about taking ours off and putting up something with a little more color to it. Motor Home not that old and wallpaper is fine it's just kind of boring. Just got done pulling the carpet and replacing with a nice dark wood floor and recovered the dinette in tan leather to match the couch. So floors and furniture are gorgeous now. Now we want to hit the walls and the trim around windows with some more rich new color.

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In most RVs it is a printed vinyl that is glued and laminated to luan sheets.
I don't have any suggestions on removing it but probably would not try.
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I wouldn't try it as cgarv said above and for the same reason.
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Try painting one wall with a good Latex paint and see what you think? May even try one of those special rollers for a design or pattern look. Good Luck....
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They are correct, the factory wall covering is a vinyl laminated to the wall board, removing it will leave you with a huge mess and you just don't want to go there.
Painting with a good acrylic vinyl and a textured roller is an option.

One of our previous RV's I re-papered with some nice modern vinyl wallpaper.
I prepped the walls by cleaning with some sugar soap, then I sealed the walls with a good all purpose sealer from the decorating store.
Then I hung the paper in the usual manor.

The end result looked great, but in small environment like that you have to be really fussy with finish and endure its all lined up and straight.
I marked straight lines using a plumb bob before I started and worked from the far corners in.
Its best to use a paper that is mostly plain or has a patter that is to to busy or loud
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:48 PM   #7
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Great info guys, appreciated. Luckily the wallpaper looks fine and is in great shape. I will leave well enough alone. Maybe I'll just change out all the window coverings (whatever you call them) that go around all the windows to bring in a color change to blend well with the new floor.

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