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Wallpaper removal fail. What to do if the wallpaper comes off uneven?

last year

I bought a home and it is 100% wallpapered. in the course of steaming it off, it appears to have more than one layer of paper. I have removed the top layer of a very textured vinyl. That's good. the brown backing is still there in some spots, and some places show the paper behind which looks like it is really stuck on. When I try to remove the brown backing, it balls up. My question is what are my options now to cover the walls. I wanted to just paint but all the defects would show. Can I have someone spay it with a texture and then paint? Can you paint/texture on top of the brown backing?

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