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dschribs 07-30-2013 11:56 AM

Gardz Question

I have a room that I will be painting that previously had wallpaper on it. All the wallpaper and paste has been removed and I'd like to apply Gardz to seal in any residual paste.

I have some imperfections (divots, holes) on the walls that I will need repair with spackle.

My question is - What the order in which to do things?

Do I apply Gradz to the entire wall and then fix the imperfections with spackle - or - do I spackle first and then coat all the walls with Gardz going over the spackle repairs?

Do I need to apply a primer over the spackle repairs in either scenario? I'm worried about the spot repairs flashing through the paint to the point where they are noticeable??

I've had good luck with Zinsser Bulls Eye 123 water based primer and Ben Moore Regal Select paint in the rest of the house. This is the first time I will be using Gardz.


Brushjockey 07-30-2013 11:59 AM

You could do it either way- but if you spackle after the Gardz, you will need to spot prime the spackle- usually no big deal.
The main think is that the residue gets sealed- check!
and the spackle gets sealed- check!

ToolSeeker 07-30-2013 12:11 PM

Can do either way but why do it twice do your repairs first then prime. Of course a lot of times you will see some areas that require attention and you will probably need to do touch-ups after priming either way.

chrisn 07-30-2013 04:37 PM

Can't add to any of that:no:

user1007 07-30-2013 07:13 PM

Me either.

jeffnc 07-30-2013 08:44 PM

Spackle first, Gardz next, done.

user1007 07-30-2013 11:25 PM


Originally Posted by jeffnc (Post 1223170)
Spackle first, Gardz next, done.

I almost agree with you depending on how deep the repairs. :thumbsup:

And I was hoping this thread could just be closed.

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