Hey everyone. This is my first post on DIY Chatroom.
I'm looking for some guidance on how to prep the surface of plaster walls after stripping the wallpaper. I just moved into a place that I'm renting. Two rooms (1 large/1 small) have old textured wallpaper which is peeling at the seems (see picture).
I want to strip and paint both rooms at a minimal cost. I have approval from the landlord.
I started with the smaller room to gauge the difficulty level. The wall paper peeled off VERY easily and, for the most part, in entire sheets . There were a few spots of residual glue/backing which I washed down and scraped off no problem.
Now, there a several dings, nicks, uneven surfaces, and a few cracks in the plaster.
My first thought was to skim coat the entire room, prime, then 2 coats of paint. Based on the picture, is this all necessary? A couple questions on this approach:
Should I use all purpose compound, topping compound, a blend of compound and something else?
How many coats is really needed?
Should I seal/prime will with something like Guardz? I live in Canada and Guardz is not sold anywhere. Are other Zinsser product comparable (Bulls Eye 1-2-3, Bin)??
If so, does the sealer go on before or after the skim coat.
I appreciate any advise or comments. I would really like to keep the work to a minimum as this is only a rental property.