COMMUNITY FORUM

Chrisnp

10:21AM | 07/10/02
Member Since: 07/09/02
16 lifetime posts
Bvbrush
I have tried the following: DIF gel & solution, vinegar & water, spic & span plus water -- nothing works. Someone suggested painting over the glue residue with basement waterproofing paint first before priming. Has anyone used this technique before. There are different opinions on TSP -- some says that is it overrated & will not remove the glue. Pls. help! I'm desperate.

BobF

01:54AM | 07/11/02
Member Since: 10/19/98
223 lifetime posts
Are you sure its wallpaper paste? Plain water will remove regular wallpaper paste.

Since whatever it is, is still there, I tend to think its something other than paste. Can't answer about TSP until we have more info.

Why do you think there is still paste on the walls?

Painting with concrete paint is not the answer.

[This message has been edited by BobF (edited July 11, 2002).]

Chrisnp

02:51PM | 07/11/02
Member Since: 07/09/02
16 lifetime posts
When I touch the walls, its is very rough. The walls were also not primed correctly - when we removed the wallpaper, we also torn off the drywall surface. You can also see some of the backing still left - tried everything to get it off. You cannot use a wallpaper scraper nor a putty knife -- it doesn't work. I have minimal success w/ a scouring pad. My neighbor who also took his wallpaper down several years ago determined that it is glue. I hope this helps. I can take a picture w/ a digital camera & send it off to you, if you would like.

Pls. help! I'm really frustrated.

rpxlpx

02:32AM | 07/12/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
Sounds like a job for sandpaper.

BobF

02:35AM | 07/12/02
Member Since: 10/19/98
223 lifetime posts
Sorry, I still don't think it is glue, at least not normal glue/paste. Regular wallpaper paste will wash off with plain water. That doesn't rule out a stronger glue of some kind. It could be texturing done to the wall at some point.

Try other glue removers such as naptha (lighter fluid) or nail polish remover. Do this in a small area.

WD40 also works on some glues. Try it in a small area.

[This message has been edited by BobF (edited July 12, 2002).]

Chrisnp

09:32AM | 07/15/02
Member Since: 07/09/02
16 lifetime posts
I just want you to know that I am using a brilo (lemon scented) steel wool soap pads to get the excess glue & remaining wallpaper backing and it WORKS! I remember reading an article a while back that suggested using steel wool to basically clean the walls. So for anyone out there who is having the same problem as I have, use brilo in a small area first to test its effectiveness. It's cheaper and at the same time it's cleaning the walls.

Thanks for all the advise I really appreciate it.

Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Colorful, useful, and fun, these tire planters form the foundation for a delightful container garden. Just spray-paint old... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2