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Old 03-31-2014, 08:06 PM   #1
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Hello, so I asked my good friend about removing wallpaper, he told me DIF will do...so I used DIF on all wallpaper and glue. Nice smooth finish! Lucky for me, wallpaper can me a pain from what I hear. He said i didn't need to cover up anything, trim, doors, etc...just don't get it soaked. So now for the aftermath! The wood trim now after all this is flaking...well this clear stuff is pealing. Please help with a remedy. What do I do!? What do I buy to fix it? Thank you all so much for the help.

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So the wood trim is stained and the clear coat is peeling off?

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So the wood trim is stained and the clear coat is peeling off?
Correct! Thanks for your reply
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Wow, I've honestly never had DIF remove anything like that before. The stuff is pretty gentle, not caustic by any means. Sorry but I don't have any idea what to tell you. A picture might help though.
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Not the Diff necessarily but just the amount of soaking water will do that. Who ever told you not to protect it was gravely mistaken.
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Hello, so I asked my good friend about removing wallpaper, he told me DIF will do...so I used DIF on all wallpaper and glue. Nice smooth finish! Lucky for me, wallpaper can me a pain from what I hear. He said i didn't need to cover up anything, trim, doors, etc...just don't get it soaked. So now for the aftermath! The wood trim now after all this is flaking...well this clear stuff is pealing. Please help with a remedy. What do I do!? What do I buy to fix it? Thank you all so much for the help.
Sounds like you are going to have to sand all of the trim in that room and re-poly it. Your goal is to remove the affected layer and not take things down to bare wood. I would start with 120 grit, and finish with 220, vacuum , and apply one coat of poly.
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Not the Diff necessarily but just the amount of soaking water will do that. Who ever told you not to protect it was gravely mistaken.
Hmmm...yeah he was mistaken that's for sure! So Chrisi is it as easy as buying clear coat and re applying it?
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You're going to have to find out WHAT TYPE OF CLEAR COAT you have before proceeding. For it to flake off like it did, well, it almost sounds like a lacquer based finish. There are tests to perform to see what's on there now. It would take many paragraphs to explain on here so your best bet is to "google" "clear coats for wood" & figure it out.

If that fails, there is a product that is a universal clear coat that will go over any type of clear coat, but, the name escapes me now.
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Schu is right on some clear finishes are not compatible with other clear finishes, they don't play well together. If you can't determine what finish is on it now sand it then apply a coat of Seal Coat (I think this is what Schu was thinking about) Read the label but it is compatible with almost all clear finishes then you can put poly or whatever you desire over it.
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You still have to sand off the flaking areas.
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You still have to sand off the flaking areas.

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Awesome! Thanks much for the help. I'm going to try this stuff out. Simple as brushing it on correct?0
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Awesome! Thanks much for the help. I'm going to try this stuff out. Simple as brushing it on correct?0

after sanding and cleaning, yes

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