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tab13 10-01-2010 07:35 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.

chrisn 10-02-2010 08:14 AM

If the repairs don't need sanded to make smooth, just prime all with the Gardz and apply you're 2 finish coats. The patches will disappear. You really should get as much of the paste off as possible by spraying with hot water and maybe using a green pot scrubbing pad

hennyh 10-02-2010 11:27 AM

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Originally Posted by chrisn (Post 510239)
You really should get as much of the paste off as possible by spraying with hot water and maybe using a green pot scrubbing pad


^^^^ Absolutely. Keep scrubbing until all that slime is gone. Sometime a mixture of vinegar and hot water helps. You'll likely have to repeat mutliple times until it's all gone.

dubinpainting 10-02-2010 05:50 PM

The steps above are good but the chiping paint in the corner you might want to scrape the area free of flaking paint and fill with durabound or joint compound sand then paint.


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