Having a mobile home these days is a good economic sense in this time of global crisis. With a proper plan and a careful study you can transform it to look just like any other stick built home and worthy of your investment.
A minor change that could make a lot of difference is modifying your mobile home wall. A mobile home wall is usually structured with divider strips. There are lots of cool things you can do with these walls to make it look incredible.
There are three popular ways of modifying your mobile home walls having a faded vinyl print face.
Remove the Strips and Paint it
One way is to remove the tack strips. Fill the seams with flexible caulk and then with a joint compound. This could be a dusty and messy job but the results would be worth it. Sand the walls. Then coat them with a solvent based primer. Vinyl drywall is usually bonded to a substrate usually plywood. It can be primed out with a quality acrylic primer. This will hold and stick very well making the latex paint hold on better. Use small roller for painting and leave some strips on the corner for protection. You can further change the moldings to white to include your kitchen cabinets and fireplace for a feeling of spaciousness in your room.
Use Textured Wallpaper
A less expensive way is to change it to textured wallpaper as follows: Leave the strips and taped them. Tape your walls with duct tape and select the thickest wallpaper you can, so it will cover uneven portion of the wall panel. A textured wallpaper covering is the best option because it is easier and less dusty to install. Choose an appropriate smoothing tool to eliminate the bubbles to make it visually appealing.
One big advantage of wood paneling is that if there is some damage, you can readily replace it with new ones. It is easier to find similar wood paneling sheets that match the walls. Further, when you want a notable change but you do not want to remove them and replace with drywall, you can paint them. The grooves in the paneling could be filled in with drywall compound. Once the compound is dry, it is sanded smooth and then cleaned. A layer of primer is needed to cover the dark wood paneling before your preferred paint color is applied. Many people have had success with mobile home remodeling of the walls using this method.
Consider carefully what option you would take in modifying your mobile home to fit your style. Decide on a choice that will make you enjoy living within it not only now but also for the coming years.
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