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cement sheets in the bedroom wall - any ideas?

hi my daughters room has cement sheeting (panels) that make up her walls and roof and it looks really bad. I can see the joining lines even though its been painted over - do i have to remove all the walls and have the walls re plastered? is there any handy hits to fix this up? not sure you could putty up the lines and sand back as the boards currently up have big grooves - i did think about wood paneling around the room but you would still have the roof issue and the board lines above the panels - looking for a cost effective solution. Thanks heaps

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DO NOT do any sanding or cutting or breaking of these boards, the dust can cause cancer withing months to 20 years as the fibers get permanently lodged in your lungs. there are special company's that deal with removing it. DIY terms you could always line the walls with new studs and put new plaster board ( as long as your studs are nailed to existing studs) but that would make your room smaller and you would have to extend the electrical. Or you could just sheet over the existing sheeting.
May 11, 2017
If you are good with using joint compound you can go over the walls with that. A friend of mine had several rooms where there was drywall embossed with vertical lines and then printed to look like pine paneling. I simply went over the walls with a skim coat of joint compound to fill in all the vertical lines and it was fine. Fast an easy.
May 11, 2017
Try papering with a heavily embosses paper. This will hide any cracks and lines. Use a different pattern for the ceiling.
May 11, 2017
Cover it with 1/4 drywall and be done with it.
May 11, 2017

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