Some of the higher end builders used vinyl coated pre-wallpapered sheetrock. In its day it was a great stride forward from the use of wood paneling, towards better looking interiors and safer homes. The idea of the vinyl was to protect the wall from any stains sticking, Which is why it is very difficult to get paint to hang on the vinyl.
After a short time just aboout any amount of paint will chip off. You can remove the vinyl coat by lightly sanding the wall. Skim and smooth the surface with conventional drywall mud techniques, Before you put your final paint on the wall use a higth quality primer paint. From that pont forward you will be able to paint your walls in any conventional way you desire.
We always remove the bat trim between each panel and tape/mud the joints. This gives you a fully finished conventional drywall surface and looks great. We recently started to add texture to the walls using a rented spray gun. This additinnla step make the job a lot easier, as you dont have to skim the wall to a perfect smooth finish. It gives the walls the exact look of the newst homes be
ing built today and ultimalty increases the eye appeal and resale value of just about any home
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