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Startingover 05-26-2012 08:33 AM

orange peel?
 
Discovered when I ripped a pc of wallpaper off the kitchen that while it may come off easily it also takes off the top part of the bubbles forming the orange peel texture in the kitchen.

I sure don't want to sand all those walls.

Now what? Do you think when all the wallpaper is off and the walls are washed that it will improve anything? Is this normal for 30 yr old texture walls to lose the texture by crumbling?

What came to mind, was the look, in a very minute way, of barnacles.

Will a primer cover this up? What will I be facing in this project. Kitchen and 2 bathrooms.

Gymschu 05-26-2012 09:14 AM

Two options: 1. If you can live with a different looking orange peel texture (tops off of the texture) you could simply prime and paint. 2. If you can't live with the tops popped off the texture, you could skim coat the wall with joint compound to get them smooth again. This is a messy proposition but is doable. Do a search on here and you will find many threads about skim coating.

Startingover 06-14-2012 08:42 AM

They must have had stripable vinyl wallpaper 30 years ago because it's peeled off very easily in large pieces.

Now what I discovered is that I'm left with very flaky stuff on the walls that crumbles off when I brush my hand over it. And in splotchy spots I see the actual gray drywall.

Besides washing with TSP and priming, is there any other prep work I should do?

Mr. Paint 06-14-2012 05:17 PM

That crunbly stuff is probably residual adhesive. You need to flood (Use a garden sprayer) the walls with hot water mixed with DIF wallpaper remover solution. After the paste softens, scrape the walls with a broad knife. Next, sponge-wash the walls with the solution and rinse with clear water; let dry completely.

Use Gardz primer on the wall first, fill irregularities with joint compound. When the walls are smooth, prime and paint.

chrisn 06-14-2012 05:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr. Paint (Post 943496)
That crunbly stuff is probably residual adhesive. You need to flood (Use a garden sprayer) the walls with hot water mixed with DIF wallpaper remover solution. After the paste softens, scrape the walls with a broad knife. Next, sponge-wash the walls with the solution and rinse with clear water; let dry completely.

Use Gardz primer on the wall first, fill irregularities with joint compound. When the walls are smooth, prime and paint.



AFTER removing the paste:yes:

Startingover 06-14-2012 10:45 PM

Mr. Paint.

Whew. The more I do the more I think painters should be paid more.

I'm just glad there isn't a huge amount of wall space to do. Oops just realized when the kitchen is done I have 2 bathrooms to do the same thing in.

Is "Gardz" a name brand? Will I find it at Home Depot?

thanks,

chrisn 06-15-2012 04:07 AM

HD may have it, if not start here

http://www.rustoleum.com/zinsserhp.asp

Startingover 06-15-2012 07:32 AM

thanks,

Just read about Gardz and can't believe there's a product for my exact problem (crumbley). That's amazing and I'm so lucky to learn about it here.


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