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Old 03-26-2012, 02:04 PM   #1
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We decided to remove the wall paper and paint the walls instead. Purple wallpaper looks horrible btw. We figured the past owner did a half azzed job and we were right. We removed the wallpaper to find tore paper on the sheetrock all around. Some places were down to the white. He moved the light switch and covered the hole with a cut beer can with 4 screws and papered over that. SO major work is needed and wanted to make sure I have the steps down. I planned to skim the walls with with joint compound, patch the holes and tape and bed a few areas. Sand everything smooth and apply texture to the walls. Prime and then paint. Am I missing anything?

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You should apply Gardz before you attempt your skim coat and associated repairs.

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You should apply Gardz before you attempt your skim coat and associated repairs.

So seal with Gardz, then skim coat, sand, texture , prime and paint?
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So seal with Gardz, then skim coat, sand, texture , prime and paint?

Gardz, skim, sand,CLEAN,Gardz,texture,Gardz,paint
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I generally sand first to get as much loose paper off as possible, then prime and follow directions above....
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thanks for the replies, however the house caught fire on sunday. It has to be gutted and rebuilt........
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Wow! Didn't see THAT coming.
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