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Preparing drywall for painting after wallpaper removal


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02-22-06, 09:38 PM   #1  
Preparing drywall for painting after wallpaper removal

I removed thick vanyl wallpaper from my vaulted ceilings bedroom walls, at last. It came off in two layers, as I used steamer gingerly. Walls looks smooth with some glittering residue of glue, I suppose. How do I prepare walls for painting now? Also, since in a few spots the thin coat of mud is torn, do I just sand an spakle over it?
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02-23-06, 11:58 AM   #2  
You should try to remove all the glue. Any knicks and gouges can be spackled or filled with joint compound. Sand the wall, prime repairs and you are ready for paint.


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03-21-06, 03:21 PM   #3  
best glue residue removal

THANKS! -sorry for the delay..
Which of these methods are better to remove the remaining glue: washing walls with hot water (isn't appealing to me because of the new baseboard), running w/removal steamer over the walls, or is there any solution that can help break down glue with minimum water.. Thanks, again

 
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03-21-06, 06:40 PM   #4  
There isn't any magic solution - if there was we would bottle it up and charge a fortune

Sometimes soap and water will work but usually takes more elbow grease than anything. Ocasionally the dried adhesive can be sanded off.


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03-22-06, 12:14 PM   #5  
Thanks

Got it. Elbow greese IS the 'magic solution' anyways. But one should never be afraid to ask..

 
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03-22-06, 05:26 PM   #6  
Posted By: Solomia But one should never be afraid to ask..


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