Old 07-19-11, 11:23 AM
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I recent got a house that had been abandoned for several months. some windows were knocked out and a door was kicked in, after repairing those and waiting a month to make sure i wasn't wasting time i have decided to start doing more. the walls have been egged. they have been basically baking in the Oklahoma heat (100+ most of this month) and at least the previous month. How can i clean/remove the egg w/o causing too much damage to the drywall? the people at Lowe's suggested just sanding it down with a real fine sandpaper, while Home Depot said soap and water followed by an oil based primer.
Old 07-19-11, 11:28 AM
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You will want the walls smooth, so I think some sanding would be likely unless washing the walls removed everything.

I think I'd scrape it off, prime any areas where I scraped the paper off the drywall with Zinnser Gardz, skim coat with joint compound, prime and paint. At least that's what strikes me as the quickest way to go.

By the way, personal opinion here (though I'm not alone in this opinion), but you'll get better advice and materials in a paint store than a paint department in a bigger store.
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I'd wash, scrape and sand - basically whatever it takes to get the walls in decent shape. More than likely you'll be best off with an oil base primer although gardz would be ok. While I wouldn't set out to damage the drywall, it's not that big of a deal to repair it if you need to.
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I would say soap and water, and slightly scrub at it, it should come right off. I don't really see the need to sand it down. If the soap and water doesn't work, than I guess that would be the next option.

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