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Old 03-01-2012, 11:09 AM   #1
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When I removed wall paper from bathroom some of the drywall paper came off as well.What is the best way to prep walls for painting. Have gotten so many different suggestions>

Do I really need to cover the whole surface with mud?
Or do I need to prime it first? PLEASE ADVISE. I'd like to start as soon as possible.

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Rosie: You may get alot of people here advising you that drywall repair is not a good DIY project; it is best left to an expierienced professional. That is my advice. That being said, If you are going to proceed, buy Zinsser Gardz primer and all-purpose joint compound, a 12" mud pan, a 6" and 12" joint knife, a hand or pole sander and some pre-cut sanding meshes.

First, be sure you have washed off the drywall paste and completely prime the wall, damaged areas and all. You will next need to patch all the damaged areas with joint compound and sand smooth when dried. Floating out an entire wall is great, but, it's not a good idea for the inexperienced. Prime all the patches with Gardz and proceed to finish.

Sound easy? It always sounds easy...
Good luck with your project.

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Mr. Paint,
Thanks for the info. And since I'm a little above broke, I'll try my best and hope it looks half decent. Wish me luck.
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Thanks for the info. And since I'm a little above broke, I'll try my best and hope it looks half decent. Wish me luck.

Aren't we all.
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Chris, I guess I have been misinformed. Here I thought you were raking in bags of money on the "Difference between glue and adhesive" lecture circuit.
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Chris, I guess I have been misinformed. Here I thought you were raking in bags of money on the "Difference between glue and adhesive" lecture circuit.

It does not pay that well, it is mostly a public service
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