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Old 06-04-2013, 12:32 AM   #1
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Removed wallpaper but didn't clean before skim coat


did I screw up big time?

I wetted the wall, and scraped off most of the wallpaper. I scraped pretty hard, so most of the gunk came off. However, after drying, there was a tiny bit of stickiness.

The walls are painted with flat paint. and I just put all purpose joint compound over whatever invisible bit of wallpaper paste residue was there.

Will the skim coat fail? or will the joint compound glue hold?
If it all doesn't fall off tomorrow, could I leave it alone?


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did I screw up big time?

I wetted the wall, and scraped off most of the wallpaper. I scraped pretty hard, so most of the gunk came off. However, after drying, there was a tiny bit of stickiness.

The walls are painted with flat paint. and I just put all purpose joint compound over whatever invisible bit of wallpaper paste residue was there.

Will the skim coat fail? or will the joint compound glue hold?
If it all doesn't fall off tomorrow, could I leave it alone?

You MIGHT be alright. I would certainly prime with Gardz or an oil based primer, like Cover Stain

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I went back today, and the skim coat seems to be hanging on.

sanded hard with 80 grit, still intact.
Then put on another coat to fill the defects from first coat.

hopefully this means it will last.
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I went back today, and the skim coat seems to be hanging on.

sanded hard with 80 grit, still intact.
Then put on another coat to fill the defects from first coat.

hopefully this means it will last.
You should still prime it
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