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.
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.