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Old 09-13-2011, 03:05 PM   #1
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A sheet of drywall has been hanging in my kitchen since we first took the old wall out in '07.

Will mud and primer adhere to areas that have been colored on with crayon and other areas that have some sort of old food-stuff stain? Will scrubbing it wit ha cleaner be sufficient to remove oils and filth that would interfere with adhesion. Or should I just replace it completely?

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Old 09-13-2011, 03:23 PM   #2
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Scrub it and see !!!!

Once you get the crusty stuff and pieces off the wall you can seal it with a sealer. Can you imagine that? They have a sealer for such issues. "Kilz" is one of them, Zinsser is another, any shellac will also do the job.

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Old 09-13-2011, 03:45 PM   #3
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Haha - well Kilz is what I have so I guess I'm over thinking this.
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I do that, don't I. Bad habit. If only I approached other things in life with such hesitation and forethought I'd be better off
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If only I approached other things in life with such hesitation and forethought I'd be better off
I can certainly relate to that. AMEN!

In fact, my being so anal has had me in trouble a time or two over the years. I am trying to get over it.
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Well I scrubbed the wall with a magic erasure - did the mud. Seems to be adhering just fine.

(edit: day three - just fine . . . I don't see problems in the future with doing primer/texture - all that)

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