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finishing attic bedroom walls

I live in an old house built in the 1920's. My bedroom used to be the attic and I wanted to remove old wallpaper and replace with paint. the material under the wallpaper was a painted surface, which came off in flakes when scrapping the paper off. Under that seems to be some sort of composite (no plaster or sheetrock). Now I have an unsightly surface that will not be a smooth surface even after painting. Any suggestions?

Re: finishing attic bedroom walls

you need to find out what it currently is, it could be exterior R-board, you might have to sheet rock over it.

Re: finishing attic bedroom walls

Chances are the walls might be Homasote fiber board.

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