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Old 12-26-2010, 04:05 PM   #1
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my master bath is wallpapered and now my wife and I want to strip the wallpaper and paint it. what's the best way to get the wallpaper off and do I need to get all the glue off? what about primer? how about texture? should the texture go on just before the paint?

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Most times just soaking it with hot water will do the trick.

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http://www.wallpaperinstaller.com/wallpaper_stripping.html
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I've stripped tons of wallpaper using a garden sprayer and fabric softener solution. (1 cup softener to 1gal hot water). If the paper/paste is hard to wet hang a 2mil plastic drop cloth over the wall. Usually the wet solution will be enough to hold the plastic up.

The Paper Tiger (three head model) works good for vinyl faced paper.

After stripping , wet the wall down with the same fabric softener solution and scrape the paste off. I use a 6' DW knife and DW pan. Then wash downmwith solution again. Rinse with clear hot water.

*After you get all the paste off let the wall dry and patch with spackle and prime with Bullseye shellac(BIN), KILZ or similar.

*Some like to use "Gardz" a wall prep solution by Zinnser. It is a clear glue like paint that seals any leftover paste. I've never used it.
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I've stripped tons of wallpaper using a garden sprayer and fabric softener solution. (1 cup softener to 1gal hot water). If the paper/paste is hard to wet hang a 2mil plastic drop cloth over the wall. Usually the wet solution will be enough to hold the plastic up.

The Paper Tiger (three head model) works good for vinyl faced paper.

After stripping , wet the wall down with the same fabric softener solution and scrape the paste off. I use a 6' DW knife and DW pan. Then wash downmwith solution again. Rinse with clear hot water.

*After you get all the paste off let the wall dry and patch with spackle and prime with Bullseye shellac(BIN), KILZ or similar.

*Some like to use "Gardz" a wall prep solution by Zinnser. It is a clear glue like paint that seals any leftover paste. I've never used it.
I have probably used a 100 gallons or more, it is good stuff
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