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cwest94 01-21-2010 07:26 PM

Removing glue on wall from wallpaper
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I am currently in the process of removing wallpaper from the master bedroom. The first layer was put up in the late 70's and the next two in the late 80's and then painted. I know the history of the house as I bought it off family. Anyways. I used a paint scraper tool with a sharp edge and the paper came right off, just a ton of dust flying everywhere. The plaster looks real good and is coming out damage free but there is still some of the glue from the paper still on the walls. The glue remaining on the walls scrap off really easily, but will take forever doing this, so I was wondering if there is a stiff brush I could use to take the rest off. I'm scared to use something that will moisten it in fear that it will make things worse.

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chrisn 01-22-2010 03:26 AM

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You need to wash off all that will come off then apply a primer of Gardz or oil.

JackHap 01-24-2010 04:29 PM

You need a smooth surface for a good paint job so any paste affecting the smoothness of surface should
be sanded smooth or washed off. Once it is smooth an oil based primer should be applied. This will seal in the remaining paste. Then you can finish paint with latex. Paste will sometimes cause latex to flake off. This is the reason for oil based primer. You can buy a low odor quick dry oil based primer to do the job. Good Luck

chrisn 01-24-2010 05:41 PM

Gardz takes the place of oil in most cases, this is what is was made for.

JackHap 01-24-2010 07:05 PM

Chris is right I haven't used Gardz except for a couple of small areas. I still prefer oil, but Zinnser makes
Gardz and other excellent products. I use their products. Gardz spec says it'll work and Chris's field experience says so. That's good enough for me. I may try it next time.

cwest94 01-24-2010 09:52 PM

Thanks for all of the advice on this. I was reading the label on a can of that Gardz and it keeps mentioning drywall repair and sealing. Is it still safe to use on real plaster walls or should I go with a good oil based primer?

chrisn 01-25-2010 04:08 AM

It works an just about anything, I have used it on plaster walls a lot, my own home included.:thumbsup:

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