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Old 05-31-2009, 08:48 PM   #1
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When stripping wallpaper, some of it brought of the plaster skim coat in areas. Does this need some ttype of primer prior to doing the repairs (i'm using DAP Patching Plaster). Also, do I need to do this prior to washing the paper backing, gllue, etc. off walls. In other words does the raw plaster need protection from water?

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Old 06-01-2009, 05:18 AM   #2
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In other words does the raw plaster need protection from water?

If it is indeed real plaster,no.

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Chris...what do you mean by real plaster? House was built in 1913. All walls appear to be plaster exept a couple of areas where remodeling/additions were done.

Also, in the corners of the room I'm stripping (96 yrs of painted wallpaper) it seems the corners of the wall are somewhat rough. I can see a slight gap where the two walls meet. Shouldn't there have been a skim coat or something to hide this. Wonder what the painted walls looked like before all the paper, then again maybe it was the reason for the paper (to hide some stuff like that).
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Chris: now that I'm a little further along, I think while stripping the paper, I'm removing some tape that was probably probably making a once smooth corner. Is is normal for this to be removed while stripping paper? Also, I took your advise and ordered the safe and simple 603. Thanks so much for the advice.

Actually this job is going a little smoother than I had anticipated. The buildup of paper and paint is sooooooo thick I am to use aputty knife and shear most of it off. I do have one area that just won't budge. I'm hoping that scoring w/paper tiger and the solution will work. (It's a large area that was papered over repairs without primer....won't come off.) Is there a better way to do this?

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Here is the tool you need, be sure to get lots of extra blades.

https://www.hardwareworld.com/Wallco...s-c9W7BQ5.aspx

I'm removing some tape that was probably probably making a once smooth corner. Is is normal for this to be removed while stripping paper?

You can try to avoid it but it usually comes off anyway. You will just need to re skim the corners.
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