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Joint compound texturizing over wallpaper residue?

Joint compound texturizing over wallpaper residue?


Old 01-06-06, 08:14 AM
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Joint compound texturizing over wallpaper residue?

We removed wallpaper from our kitchen and plan on texturizing the walls and ceiling, then painting.

My question is - the wallpaper left a rough, dry layer of adhesive residue. It is very difficult to remove - even with Zinsser glue remover. Can we just put the joint compound over this or will it have to all come off?

Thanks much!
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Old 01-07-06, 01:22 PM
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It is best to first remove all the glue. It often takes a combination of scrubbing with cleaner or thinner, scraping and sanding. I know it isn't any fun, do the best you can and then mud over the rest - it will probably be ok.

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