How to Remove Wall Strips in Manufactured Homes

Removing the slender wall strips in manufactured homes is the first step to making your trailer look more like a traditional house. Removing the wall strips automatically reduces the feeling of being in a manufactured home because the walls are smooth like regular house walls. This is a simple project to complete, and the time it will take will vary according to the sizes of your rooms.

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Smooth Interior Wall

Step 1

Slide a flat head screwdriver under the edge of the wall strip and pull outward, using the screwdriver as a pry bar. Begin at the top of the wall strip and work your way down to the bottom.

Step 2

Pull the strip, which is stapled down, away from the wall and discard it. Do this with all of the strips in the room.

Step 3

Use a pair of pliers to pull out the staples that are left in the wall and throw them away.

Step 4

Fill in the seam of the wall using joint compound. Spread a thin layer down the length of the seam with a putty knife. The amount of joint compound you need to apply will vary depending on how wide the gap is in the seam.

Step 5

Allow the joint compound to dry completely, which should take about an hour.

Step 6

Sand the joint compound with fine grit sandpaper to smooth the area so that it is level with the wall. You should not feel any bumps when you rub your hand across the area.

Step 7

Paint the room in the color of your choice with a ½-inch paint roller to complete your room transformation.