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Old 12-31-2012, 12:24 PM   #16
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That's about right i'm in Fla and it's $30 a gallon.

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Old 01-01-2013, 09:22 AM   #17
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Good morning...

The water/softener idea worked great.. It helped a lot... Yesterday I was able to finish 3 walls, now I only have pulp paper on 1...

Quick question: How long should I let Gardz dry for?
- Instructions say 24hrs, but I've searched a little and some people say they only wait around 15 minutes??

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Old 01-01-2013, 10:16 AM   #18
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The can says 1 hr- I don't know where you got the 24hrs.

It does dry very quick. One of the nice things about it.
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Skim coat + gardz + sanding helped a lot... But.. There are a lot of holes in the wall... I can't seem to fix the imperfections... When I fix one place, I end up messing up another...
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Photo 1 needs that goober knocked off. Then if it makes a hole or divot that needs filled sanded and primed. Photo 2 looks like it just needs sanded then reprimed I know PITA but its really the best way.
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Basic problem I think is
1- how to apply mud
2- how to sand mud
Then priming is a cinch!
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That residual paste looks like it was covered by a fabric-backed vinyl. I would use DIF wallpaper remover solution mixed with hot water, spray it on the walls liberally with a garden sprayer and a shaver knife to scrape the paste off before doing anything. After you've washed and rinsed the walls, prime with Zinsser Gardz before doing repairs; re-prime with Gardz begore finishing.
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Just stopping by to thank everything that contributed in this thread.

The final result wasn't perfect (again, I'm not a pro), but thanks to you I was able to fix 99% of the walls, it looks a lot better.

I appreciate the help!

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