oil-based primer after wallpaper removal??

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Old 06-18-09, 10:47 PM
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oil-based primer after wallpaper removal??

Hi,

I removed tons of heavy/thick wallpaper in a large bedroom about one year ago, but as of now I am yet to proceed with painting. I am aware that I need to completely wash off any glue residue before priming (here comes my procrastination!). I am afraid that even if a little of unseen residue remains, the job will be not good.

Last week I questioned my neigbour's painter asking how did he go around this glue residue (neighbour also removed wallpaper with steamer). The asnwer was that he washed some but then used oil-based primer followed by latex paint. I did not know that was possible.

My question is wheter it is true or not: can oil-based primer hide any remains of glue residue (if unintentionally left)? And can I then use regular latex-based paint?

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Old 06-19-09, 07:03 AM
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I use oil base paint on everything, BUT, there is no good reason to create a potential problen by leaving any paste on the surface. Get a garden sprayer and hot water and a little wallpaper remover, cover your floor around the walls, walk around the room three times soaking the walls, and get a 3M pad or some steel wool and get the paste off, it will wash right off, rinse the walls again, and you're set for either latex or oil. Lay newspapers on top of your drop cloths and any extra water will be soaked up by them.

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Thank you

Thanks, - good advise on how-to!
 
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Old 06-22-09, 06:09 AM
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Glad it worked out for you...enjoy the project...

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Old 06-22-09, 02:42 PM
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I agree that it's best to remove all the adhesive!

When for 1 reason or another all the adhesive isn't removed - it's common practice to use an oil base primer. Zinnser's gardz will also work. Latex paints will adhere well over oil base primers but not over oil base enamels.
 
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