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dmcbride 04-12-2010 01:06 PM

retexturing drywall after removing wallpaper
I am remodeling the master bath. It had wallpaper and we have taken it down. It came down surprisingly easy--just had to pull on the peeling edges and it all came down in entire sheets all the way from the floor to the ceilings. It appears that there is glue that has been left behind still on the drywall. I have tried taking a medium grit sanding screen over it , but it does nothing really. After attempting to sand, I went ahead and wiped the walls down with a damp rag and the wall became a bit tacky until dry, so this confirmed the glue being there.

I want to spray orange peel texture on these walls. I would prefer NOT to have to spray the entire bathroom with a water/adhesive remover and scrape the walls if I don't have to. I have been doing some reading and noticed that many people say to use Zinsser GUARDZ or BIN to prime/seal the drywall, followed by spraying the texture, then followed by primer and paint.

What should I do to deal with the glue residue on the wall. I DO NOT want the texture and/or the paint to fail.


DangerMouse 04-12-2010 02:10 PM

Hi and welcome.

No need to multi-post here. Po) One post in the right section will get you a speedier reply.


chrisn 04-12-2010 06:28 PM

Do as you have found out. Prime with Gardz, texture, prime again, paint

slickshift 04-12-2010 06:30 PM

First Off...
First off there is a huge, huge, difference between glue and paste
The fact that the wallpaper "came off surprisingly easy" is a great indicator that the "hanger" did it right in the first place
It should "come off easy" when proper priming and paste is used in the first place

Any/all paste left over will/can affect the next coat of water-based paint/primer
If there is any doubt that some paste or paste residue may be left, one should prime with a solvent-based primer or a specialty primer such as Gardz

It seems your paper was applied by a pro (or at least a quality DIYer)
A good cleaning with Zinsser's Diff may be enough to remove any residue
If there is any doubt, oil or Gardz prime before painting

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