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I am doing a job for a friend, painting several rooms in her new home (new to contracting on my own, have worked as a painter before). Turns out the bedroom had paint over wallpaper. I wanted to see how easy it would be to remove, so did a test spot. The wallpaper - at least 3 layers plus one of paint - came off no problem with a steamer, BUT somehow the underlying texture is cement-like - flat, not gouged, but slightly rough and sandy. You can still see the old wallpaper company stamp on the back of the bottom layer, so it must be that someone in the 1950s stuck this wallpaper directly to this super weird surface. Anyone ever encountered this? I am thinking to fix it, I should skim coat with drywall mud, then prime, then paint, but would love some advice. Thanks.