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Old 04-11-2014, 02:30 PM   #1
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Before you paint a dirty wall I've read that you use a degreaser for better paint adhesion. Is it safe to use a degreaser on a bedroom wall with orange peel texture? Any recommendations on a product?

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If the paint on the walls has some sheen, you should be fine lightly scrubbing. If it is flat, you really will not be able to scrub very well. If it is an extremely dirty flat surface, you should prime with something like Bulls Eye 123.

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Wash them down with TSP. Then go over with Distilled water to completely remove any residue off of them.
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Personally I'd use TSP substitute nowadays.
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Wash them down with TSP. Then go over with Distilled water to completely remove any residue off of them.
Should I dilute the TSP?
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Should I dilute the TSP?
It should say on the side of the bottle. Just used the tsp liquid yesterday. My buddy mixed it up. Glug glug glug in a fiver the rest was hot water. No rinsing required.
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It should say on the side of the bottle. Just used the tsp liquid yesterday. My buddy mixed it up. Glug glug glug in a fiver the rest was hot water. No rinsing required.
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Please post a pic of the brand TSP you used I don't think think I ever saw one that was no rinse. Usually if you want paint to stick you rinse, then you rinse again, then you rinse one more time.
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Please post a pic of the brand TSP you used I don't think think I ever saw one that was no rinse.
Those are the substitutes :-)
http://www.acehardware.com/product/i...ductId=1425219
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This stuff! Zoom in and bottom left part says no rinse... Available at SW
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Poured half in 3/4 full hot water fivers twice.
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lol Yes, that is a TSP substitute, that's why it needs no rinsing. TSP stands for TriSodiumPhosphate. Note that the bottle says Phosphate free! Note that the product is "sp TSP pf", not "TSP". Maybe a little sneaky on the part of the manufacturer, but there you have it. The tech sheet for it states "This product is an excellent substitute to TSP".
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It worked pretty quickly to remove 30 year old nicotine off some apartments walls I just did. I'd definitely use that stuff again. As far as a substitute... Honestly I saw the letters TSP and no rinsing. The rest of the words blurred out on my way to the counter.
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It worked pretty quickly to remove 30 year old nicotine off some apartments walls I just did. I'd definitely use that stuff again. As far as a substitute... Honestly I saw the letters TSP and no rinsing. The rest of the words blurred out on my way to the counter.
HAAH!!! Thanks guys this puts me on the right track.
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I thought it had to be a substitute.

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