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beerdog 09-21-2012 09:29 PM

dealing with wallpaper glue on BARE drywall
 
Been a while since I posted. I am repainting a bathroom but first I had to remove the wallpeper and old glue. I have removed paper and repainted before so i will skip the basics. My problem is the bastard pervious homeowner never did anything right so why should I expect he would prime drywall before he hung paper. There are some sections in the room that were repaired before the paper went up and he just went over it. Man, that wall paper glue really fuses with the compound and bare drywall. After working on it a little my plan is the following.

1) Scrub off what glue I can with soapy water like a painted wall.
2) let it dry and sand off what more glue I can.
3) guardz
4) skim coat to smooth it out
5) prime and paint.


Any suggested alternate approaches?

user1007 09-22-2012 04:48 AM

Might be alternatives but you plan seems sound to me! :thumbup: Just be careful about the soapy water as it may end up leaving a residue too if you do not rinse it. I would use plain warm water to get what glue you can. Then hit it a last time with water and TSP. I don't think the soap is going to help dissolve the glue much. Obviously you want to clean with dilluted bleach if you have any algae or such ilk.

chrisn 09-22-2012 05:25 AM

It is PASTE and or adhesive, NOT glue, shame on you sd, i will let the original post slide.



This time

user1007 09-22-2012 05:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chrisn (Post 1015017)
It is PASTE and or adhesive, NOT glue, shame on you sd, i will let the original post slide.



This time

Sorry! I know better. :yes:

beerdog 09-22-2012 10:25 AM

Sorry about the glue comment.

I normally give it a final rinse clean water. I think I will try TSP this time.

Gymschu 09-22-2012 12:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by beerdog (Post 1015102)
Sorry about the glue comment.

I normally give it a final rinse clean water. I think I will try TSP this time.

Beerdog, I knew your post was gonna stir up a hornet's nest with Chris. It took me a full year to make the transition from glue to adhesive. That Chris sure is a bulldog! :)

ToolSeeker 09-22-2012 12:42 PM

They make a wall paper adhesive remover it's red or comes in a red spray bottle you can get it at any big box store and most hardware stores. i have had very good luck with it, its just spray let sit and wipe. They also make it in a concentrate that you mix with water, the name on the bottle is DIF, like I say has worked for me in the past. The rest of your plan sounds spot on.

chrisn 09-22-2012 05:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sdsester (Post 1015025)
Sorry! I know better. :yes:


I know you do:thumbsup:

chrisn 09-22-2012 05:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ToolSeeker (Post 1015176)
They make a wall paper adhesive remover it's red or comes in a red spray bottle you can get it at any big box store and most hardware stores. i have had very good luck with it, its just spray let sit and wipe. They also make it in a concentrate that you mix with water, the name on the bottle is DIF, like I say has worked for me in the past. The rest of your plan sounds spot on.


Dif works OK but it is on the toxic side, try Safe and Simple, works much better and is non toxic

http://www.safeandsimple.com/


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