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Old 04-21-2008, 10:17 AM   #1
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How to remove adhesive from painted walls before painting


Good Morning Everyone,

I have a question that I really hope someone can help me with.

We moved into our newly built home just about 3 years ago and set up our entertainment center downstairs and enclosed all the wires into a product called "Wiremold", which is a cord channel to hide wires. Well, to make a long story short, we have now decided to re-do the wiring and paint. We took the cord channelling off the originally painted walls, but it left the adhesive backing on the walls.

My question is...how do I get the adhesive stuff off the walls? I tried a blow dryer thinking heat would allow the adhesive to be balled up and removed, and I also tried a razor blade type tool, but neither worked.

I am really hoping someone can help me with this dilemma as I would really love to prime and paint.

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Goof-Off! is made for adhesive residue, among other things. Goo-B-Gone also works. It stinks like crazy, requires good ventilation, and will damage your existing paint, but it works. You will need to prime after using.

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Old 04-21-2008, 08:36 PM   #3
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Oops! or Goof Off! should do it
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Or even something stronger.
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