How can I fix this wall with the wallpaper still intact?

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Posted by: from Fort Mcmurray
3/3/2016 at 1:49:46 PM

So I got quite the surprise today. First my child rips off the trims on the wall. Now she's pealing the wallpaper off the drywall. Is there a way to fix this without replacing the entire wall and how can I restore the wallpaper in the void area?

It's not like it's paint where I can just mud it and smooth it. So I'm very lost on a solution right now.

How can I fix this wall with the wallpaper still intact?
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Colter from Colter Renovations in Oshawa
Date/Time3/3/2016 at 2:09:04 PM

You would need to match the wall paper and replace the section of dry wall, then put back on the wallpaper.

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Date/Time3/3/2016 at 2:33:43 PM

Hehe .. first off, the child needs a time out. J/K..

You would have to cut out a piece of wallpaper for the patch. Cut out the same size of wallpaper on the wall... replace with the piece you've just cut, and voila, there ya go.

I can tell ya though, it prob won't look very pretty.

Good Luck!

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Date/Time3/3/2016 at 2:45:49 PM

Strategically place furniture where wallpaper is missing, or strip the wall and paint it.

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Gabrelle in Fort Mcmurray
Date/Time3/3/2016 at 3:05:37 PM

I wish to take all the wallpaper off the one drywall panel to replace it with the wallpaper that matches the rest of the walls rather then doing an ugly patch job with wallpaper that has a pattern on it. Problem is I cant find this wallpaper anywhere and we don't have stores to go to find it. I can purchase online.. It's completely white but the camera hued it differently.

How can I fix this wall with the wallpaper still intact?
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Date/Time3/3/2016 at 4:33:44 PM

If that's a corner you can get away with putting a corner trim pc there made out out plastic or wood. Try Home Depot. They are great at ideas. Worst case you will have to have it redone. But make sure you check all your stores for help.

Hope this helps


Little touch of art

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Date/Time3/3/2016 at 4:48:21 PM

That's a tough one I would really need to see it.

Good luck, I hope it works out.

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Arturo from Java Painting in Surrey
Date/Time3/4/2016 at 1:14:05 AM

Yes, the best is remove the damage piece, cut a exactly piece and match. 1 hour maybe less.

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Brian from BWN Painting in Hillsburgh
Date/Time3/5/2016 at 7:48:29 AM


If your child has ripped some of the wallpaper off then she might do it again. If it was me I would strip all of the paper off.. Depending if it was primed properly with alkyd primer it might not come off so easily. First of all peel off the top layer then wet the backing and hopefully it removes easily. Then repair the drywall, prime any raw material and repaint the wall{s}.

Good luck with this.


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