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    Red face rv wallpapering

    my husband and I bought a 1991 27' RV, it is desperate need of wall treatment. what would be preparation and covering recommendations for the walls of an RV? and what about 'mactack'? the last rv i wallpapered of ours it all peeled off and looked terrible. can anyone help me with this delimma? thank you. Sandy

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    Re: rv wallpapering

    I've never done RV's or trailers, but there was a fairly heated discussion on another forum a while back on them. Best advice seemed to be to clean the vinyl that's up, and then prep with a tacky primer like R-35, a Romans' product, or Z-54 from Zinsser. It was also suggested to cut at the vinyl strips that separate the panels. That all made sense to me.
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    Re: rv wallpapering

    The one time I hung a moble home was a failure. I used a primer that I was told would be good and what everyone seem to use. But the paper popped off as soon as it dried. I gave back all the money for labor and paid for her paper and bailed from job. The one thing that I knew right away, that I had done wrong, was hang a prepasted light weight vinyl. If I was to hang another one, which I don't think I would do, is use a cloth back vinyl with no shrinkage, so that there would be little to no pulling when drying.
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    Re: rv wallpapering

    A short note to "Thank you very much" for your response and advise. I am going to utilize those suggestions and will get back to you with the results. Until then, I will cross my fingers that this will work. Sandy.

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    Re: rv wallpapering

    I am a paper hanger and Rv owner that redid the complete interior of our MH. Normally in rv's they have 1/8" plywood with a vinyl coating bonded to it. Over time the vinyl began to come loose from the plywood, so I peeling as much away as possible. (heat gun helps) I also removed as much stuff from the inside so there would fewest visible things to trim around. I used a good textured vinyl 27" goods and vov adhesive. Everything is holding up well for 4 years now. I also removed the strips that covers the seams in the sheets and the corner mouldings and just went over them. Since these are moving boxes down the road things move, I have one joint where you can tell it has stretched a small amount. Others that have seen it were really impressed as was I, it really classed up our home away from home.


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