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Assistance with wall prep

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11-02-06, 06:31 AM   #1  
Assistance with wall prep

I am in the final stages of removing 3 layers of wallpaper from my dinning room. The previous homeowners appear to have done the job correctly as they are coming up with minimal damage to the 1950's drywall. I am working on repairing the spots where the scraper took chunks out of the drywall. I intend to paint these walls. My questions is this. I heard that after you are wallpaper is removed you should prime the walls with one coat of sealing/stain killing oil based primer. Does this primer have to be oil based?

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11-02-06, 08:28 AM   #2  
No. Kilz now makes a water based product that works very well... it's easier to apply than the oil based product.

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11-02-06, 09:07 AM   #3  
IF all the glue isn't removed you may need to use a solvent based primer. As long as the walls are clear of adhesive, latex will be fine.

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