Cheap and creative fix for wallpaper border "issues"
hurst visual solutionsNovember 17, 2013
Three layers deep, some paper, some adhesive.. after every solution known to man, this was really becoming too big of a chore... In the battle of the wall border.. the border won. In the end, I won the war.. This is how... I used a wash off marker and taped the lowest portion of the remaining wallpaper. I then bought a textured surface preparation and using a plastic putty knife, added a skim coat about 1/8" thick and hid all the left over wallpaper and it's bulges. My plan is, after making several different patterns, ( and also this is a young boys room... ) make tiles from the second coat that will look like bricks. ( believe me, I wasn't going to sponge this because it took about 2 days... ) It has to dry between coats for 24 hours so it's now time to put on the smooth coat and attempt to make this patten work. It can take paint, but I'm going to wait until I see what it looks like before that decision is made.