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Old 02-22-2014, 09:00 PM   #1
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Question: after removing wall paper where the walls were not sized I am wondering if I should use Kilz on the rough edges of the backer paper before I float the wall?

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http://www.amazon.com/Zinsser-Gardz-.../dp/B000BZZ49G

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By "backer paper" what do you mean exactly? If it's the leftover paper backing of the wallpaper than you need to wet that and remove it. Once you have all the paper off and all the adhesive residue off the wall you can use Joes's suggestion of Gardz primer to make the walls more presentable for skim coating or whatever else needs to be done before you finish the wall with paint or paper.
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By "backer paper" what do you mean exactly? If it's the leftover paper backing of the wallpaper than you need to wet that and remove it. Once you have all the paper off and all the adhesive residue off the wall you can use Joes's suggestion of Gardz primer to make the walls more presentable for skim coating or whatever else needs to be done before you finish the wall with paint or paper.
There was a layer of brown paper underneath the wallpaper and the seams were painted in a 4" wide strip. There were also two other layers of wall paper behind the "backer paper". AARGH!
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There was a layer of brown paper underneath the wallpaper and the seams were painted in a 4" wide strip. There were also two other layers of wall paper behind the "backer paper". AARGH!
Sounds like a nightmare wallpaper job but yeah you have to remove the brown layer.
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Too do it right you should remove ALL layers. I know this is not exactly what you want to hear. To put latex (water) over any paper could loosen it and cause bubbles which could cause bigger problems.

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