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DIYpnolady

11:36AM | 07/04/14
Member Since: 07/04/14
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Removing old wallpaper glue has damaged my wall. I wondered if I could just put Bin Primer over the old glue. Someone recommended fabric softener. Does that really work?

David, Moderator

09:16PM | 07/05/14
Member Since: 11/15/13
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Everyone you talk to has their own remedy for removing wallpaper glue.
Fabric softener, Vinegar and several others. There are also several different different brands on the market.
All of them work most of the time, depends on the glue.
I have never used fabric softener but I have heard that it works well.
Two pointers:
1) Use a large full bucket warm to hot water and rinse your rag often and change your water often.
2) Use a sanding block to remove any bumps or light residue after dry.
I would not recommend painting a heavy residue of glue. The paint will curdle and you will have a mess.
Hey, I hope this was helpful
Thanks
David

BV006833

12:43PM | 01/26/15
I hired a contractor to remove the wallpaper glue and then remud the walls. It looked fine when he left and then I went to put a latex based satin primer on and the wall started falling off on me. My only guess is that the contractor didn't remove the glue from the wall. I now have primer on my wall and it is a real mess. Is there anyone with an idea of how to repair this mess: wallpaper glue with new drywall compound on top and latex primer on top of that? Help!
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