Stripped off wallpaper.... can I prime now?

Old 08-04-16, 06:00 PM
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Stripped off wallpaper.... can I prime now?

I've been working hard getting the wallpaper cleaned off my walls with Diff and scraping. Now, I'm wondering if primer will save me or do I need to continue to scrape? Anyone run into this type of issue?
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Old 08-04-16, 06:58 PM
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I'm sorry, if primer would save you from what?

Those walls don't look smooth, are you planning to skim coat? Hard to tell from the picture, is any of the gypsum exposed? Do you have all the torn paper removed? Is all the glue removed?
Old 08-04-16, 07:28 PM
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Sure looks like someone did a horrable job finishing that drywall.
Seams are no where near wide enough.
It's so bad a coat of Gardzs is called for and the whole thing needs to be skim coated and sanded before any primer is used.
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I agree! Scuff sand the wall with 80 grit sandpaper, prime with Gardz [or an oil base primer] and then skim coat with joint compound. Latex primers will just make it worse.

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