Painting after taking off wallpaper

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Old 09-13-14, 07:58 AM
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Painting after taking off wallpaper

I had wallpaper on my walls that has been there from the early 80's, I took the wallpaper off but now I have this cracked texture underneath where the wallpaper was. Do I just sand it and prime it or should I go over the whole wall with spackling or something?
 
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First see if you can wash off more of the adhesive. If that doesn't work, let it dry, sand and then coat the wall with either an oil base primer or Zinnser's Gardz. After the primer dries you should be able to determine if you need to apply any joint compound.
 
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Will do, thank you very much. Would you also recommend that as just a good all around primer? My girlfriend and I are about to repaint the whole inside of our house.
 
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Generally you are best off using a primer tailor made for the job at hand. A basic repaint usually doesn't require a primer. About the only times a primer is needed on repaints is to coat repairs, seal stains/odors or to promote adhesion over certain coatings [including wallpaper adhesive]
 
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