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Wall Repair Removal Prior to Wall Paper Installation

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03-04-04, 06:51 PM   #1  
Wall Repair Removal Prior to Wall Paper Installation

You've probably responded to this question before, but I can't find info at a glance. I just removed wall paper with DIF, Tiger and lots patience, BUT it still pulled off outer layer of wallboard in spots leaving brown patches everywhere, some bubbling. Since the wall is now very unsmooth, how do I prepare the wall prior to repapering? Do I need drywall compound/sanding/priming/sizing, the works? Or can I minimize the process because I am repapering. Your help appreciated.

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03-05-04, 05:47 AM   #2  
There is a good product called gardz by zinsser. It is sold at paint stores. It seals the brown paper really well. Makes the blisters stop. It is about $20 a gal. I would put that on, skim 2 coats of mud, sand smooth. Then prime the wall, size it and then re paper. Remember you or someone else may remove this paper at some time. It would be nice to have it prepped correctly.

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