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Old 07-15-2018, 07:37 PM   #1
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Updating interior of my MH

I am the new owner of a 1998 Chateau MH. We are doing some interior updates and had an idea to add wainscoating in the bathroom. Do I need to cut and remove the area I am wanting to use wainscoating or has anyone applied the wainscoating over the current vinyl wall. Any ideas are much welcomed, with tips and pics.

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I would remove the wallpaper to give the wainscoting something better to stick to.
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We removed the border wall paper and now just have the vinyl covered panel wall. I didn't know if liquid nail and staples/brad nails would be ok directly on the wall? My other thought was to measure and dremel saw the bottom 3-4 feet, remove the panel and replace with the wainscoating. It would be a lot more work. Thanks
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Either will work. I would simply liquid nail and brad nail the wainscoting on unless you want to do something else in the walls.

Opening up the wall (or anything) generally leads to expanded work in my experience.
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Either will work. I would simply liquid nail and brad nail the wainscoting on unless you want to do something else in the walls.

Opening up the wall (or anything) generally leads to expanded work in my experience.
Agreed. Thank you for the help.
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

I would try it over the existing first. If you have a problem then you can go the other way.

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Pictures please. Like to see the changes.
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Pictures please. Like to see the changes.
It will be down the road. I'm currently resealing windows and fixing delamination now.

I will post after transformation.
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Just make sure there are no wires or pipes behind the existing paneling before nailing.Luquid nails may be safer.Just make sure surface is sound and clean.
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Do they studs run vertical in Motorhomes usually? Thought about trying a stud finder, but thought the luan walls wood throw it off. May take 1 panel down to see what the layout is behind it.
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Updating interior of my MH

Iíll second the warning against using nails. I have completely removed the interior of my MH, and am certain that there was not a single nail or any place that nails would have been effective fasteners. I found many industrial-strength staples fastening wood to wood, and lots of screws. No nails. Liquid Nails, or similar adhesive, is a great choice, and I would use it right on the wallpaper, as long as the wallpaper is firmly adhered to the wall with no bubbling.
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That was my other thought...just use an electric stapler to adhere with the liquid nail. Thanks
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