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ttwin 01-05-2013 09:41 PM

Removing wallpaper
 
I decided to redo my bathroom. I started with pulling off the wallpaper and painting. It's already gone wrong. The front face of the drywall is coming off with the wallpaper. I don't know what to do now. I'm discouraged and I'm barely an hour into this renovation. HELP

joecaption 01-05-2013 10:25 PM

How are you trying to get it off?
If no one primed the wall before installing the wall paper this can happen.
Might want to rent a steamer.

ttwin 01-05-2013 10:28 PM

I'm using wall paper remover. Most the paper actually come off easily without any remover. This one particular wall though is like they just called it a day.

joecaption 01-05-2013 10:35 PM

How long did you let it soak in?
You can not rush it.

ttwin 01-05-2013 10:38 PM

I allowed 15 min like the remover said.

chrisn 01-06-2013 03:42 AM

http://www.wallpaperinstaller.com/wa...stripping.html

chrisn 01-06-2013 03:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by quynguyen751 (Post 1087290)
bác nói hay nhung nhi?u ch? còn ao


really? :eek:

creeper 01-06-2013 07:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ttwin (Post 1087228)
I'm using wall paper remover. Most the paper actually come off easily without any remover. This one particular wall though is like they just called it a day.


A spray bottle with fabric softener and water works well too. Spray and let soak for a few minutes.

ttwin 01-06-2013 08:33 AM

Thanks for the advice.

Brushjockey 01-06-2013 08:50 AM

I don't know if anyone has said- It is very important to remove as much paste as you can then seal that and any places of ripped sheetrock paper.
There are 2 products that do this very well, A thin clear penetrating waterbaase called Gardz, and oil sealers like Cover Stain. I prefer Gardz- easier and less stinky.

ttwin 01-06-2013 09:01 AM

Thanks for the advice. I was up so late last night removing paper that decided to clean the walls and patch up blemishes this morning. So I have a paint and primer combo but I have to seal before I paint?

Brushjockey 01-06-2013 09:04 AM

ABSOLUTELY. Regular primer won't do it, and the primer in paint is a marketing thing- and will not do it. Use the things I said.

KD PAINTING 01-06-2013 09:06 AM

Removing wallpaper
 
I suggest applying compound to the areas where the drywall has been damaged then prime the whole wall before you apply paint.

Good luck!

http://www.kdpaintingct.com/services...paper-removal/

Brushjockey 01-06-2013 09:14 AM

If you mud over torn sheetrock paper it will bubble and you will need to cut it out. That is exactly why you use Gardz first.
If you mud or paint over residue paste it will reactivate and make ugly blemishes, discoloring paint. Sometimes even years later.

ttwin 01-06-2013 10:21 AM

Thanks guys for the advice. I will purchase those things and take my time.


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