Preparing walls to paint after Wallwik

Old 08-03-00, 09:25 AM
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I removed a few coats of wallpaper from a bedroom wall using Wallwik. The surface is still very sticky (I assume its the
wallpaper glue) and in many spots the original coat of paint/primer has bubbled
and pealed and is still pretty tacky. How can I remove the glue and what is the best way to prep the walls for painting?

Old 08-03-00, 02:55 PM
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You do need to remove the glue because it will almost certainly bleed through new wall paint.If the glue is thin,wet wall with a sponge or sprayer and let the water work on the glue a few minutes.It should sponge off.If the glue is thick, wet as before but get most of the glue with a 6 or 10 inch mud blade and sponge clean.At this point you will have found all the bubbles.Cut them out and prime.Patch,sand,prime patches and paint.

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