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looking for best wall prep


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08-07-06, 02:44 PM   #1  
looking for best wall prep

My walls were destroyed during paper removal. They therefore need to be skim coated. I was told to use a clear or white shellac to seal the walls before I prime them. Any advice on if this is true or could i just oil-prime. I am faux painting the walls
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08-07-06, 03:06 PM   #2  
Either white pigmented shellac [I wouldn't use clear] or oil base primer will work fine. Priming the walls will prevent the moisture in the joint compound from disolving any exposed gypsum.


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08-07-06, 05:55 PM   #3  
Zinsser makes a product specifically for this called Gardz, but it's a little spendy and some have commented at having difficulty finding it.

 
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