||10-01-2010 08:35 PM
Painting after wallpaper removal
I have removed the wallpaper in my kitchen and slo scraped as much of the paste as I can. There is very little remaining and I'm trying to figure out what my next step should be. I hve read that I should clean the walls with TSP before priming but I have also read that you can just use Gardz to seal in whatever is left of the paste. I would rather not use the TSP if I can just use the Gardz. Also, there are a couple of large cracks and other spots that have been repaired with joint compound prior to the wallpaper application. I'm afraid that if I just use the Gardz and then paint over it that the large joint compound spots will show through. Should I texture the walls or is there another way to ensure that you won't be able to see the repaired spots. There are also a couple of places where the old paint is flaking off like in a corner and I was wondering if the Gardz will help seal that and keep it in place. Thanks in advance for the help.