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Old 06-05-2013, 09:42 AM   #1
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Wallpaper removal issues

After a water leak from our master shower I decided to attempt to tackle the bathroom remodel myself. My question is this...

The previous owners of this house put wallpaper up directly to drywall with no primer coat. I've worked for days trying every possible trick or chemical that I could find on here or elsewhere. I've got all the wallpaper off but there are still many areas of the wall that still have some of the paper behind the wallpaper that i simply can't get off...without messing drywall up anyways(which I already have in some places). So I sanded the entire wall and when running my hand over it, it feels smooth and flush. I am going to do a knockdown texture on the wall. Is it ok if that paper is still on there if its sanded flush?? I've read about a damaged drywall sealer. My plan was so seal it, texture it, prime it and then paint it. Do you foresee any problems in the future with this?? Thanks for the help!


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Old 06-06-2013, 08:54 PM   #2
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Most of the knock down textures will bond to a bunch of stuff and hide quite a bit of inconsistency.

What were your concerns specifically? Adhesion or finished look?


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Not too concerned with finished look as I know the texture and paint will hide any issues. I'm more concerned with the adhesion and if the sealer and primer would help hold it on the wall. I've read horror stories of bubbling, cracking and peeling from others and wanted to be sure before I did it that what I am doing will eliminate the possibilities of this.
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Prime what you have with Gardz, skim coat, prime again and then texture. Prime the texture.

I would think through how much texture your bathroom can stand. Remember the increased surface area will provide more for algae and mold to grow on in a wet environment. Not a big issue if you have more than adequate ventilation.
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