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Old 08-21-2010, 01:44 PM   #1
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skim coating over old wallpaper glue remains

Don't know if this is the right forum but, I have removed the 1950's era wallpaper from above a chair rail and either the glue or part of the paper has adhesed to the unfinished drywall and have tried everything to remove it (literally everything). The only thing left, I think, is skim coating over it so I can paint. I really, really hate wallpaper in a kitchen. The area is 120 square feet. Can I do it myself? If not, what should the cost be to hire someone?? Thanks ever-so-much. This is the final task in a kitchen renovation in which I agreed to do the painting in order to save money. Not a great idea.


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Old 08-21-2010, 07:57 PM   #2
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Sound like skimcoating is your best option.

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Prime first, preferably with oil base to seal the glue. Otherwise when the mud hits it it can loosen up again and make more of a mess. Hate to disagree, but I'd use regular ready mix (green lid). I'm not a big fan of the lightweight compounds. They scratch too easily.
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Absolutely agree with oil-based primer. Had another wall with similar glue problems in the living room and thought all of it had come off until I painted it with acrylic paint - the paint bubbled and peeled off after a few days. Lesson learned. Got a quote from a drywall contractor of $250. Thought that was fair considering how much time I've already spent on this project. Thanks for reply.
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