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BV005790

11:12PM | 09/23/14
I removed my backsplash in my kitchen and the adhesive is very hard to remove. I would like to put different backsplash on my kitchen walls, but I need ideas of how to remove the adhesive. I have tried liquid glue removal and a little sanding. Any thoughts what if I can get it all off can I just add my grout and then my backsplash? Help!!

BV006602

11:59AM | 12/28/14
i'm dealing with the same problem. thought i got all the glue off my wall where i had a wallpaper boarder. i'm going to just try (in a small area) some good primer. hope this works.

BV006910

01:25AM | 02/05/15
For walls covered in wallpaper that is firmly fixed, a lot of time and effort is needed to remove the paper. During the process it is highly likely that the surface of the drywall will be damaged, needing additional time and effort to restore. After this, the surface is still likely to be less than perfect, and painting may not be completely successful.
In severe cases like this, it is faster to remove the drywall and replace it with new sheeting. This material is cheap and easy to work with, and will give a finish that is as good as new. This has the advantage of giving access to electrical wiring and other services if any changes are needed. If you don't want to remove the old sheeting, consider fixing the new sheets over the old. Make sure you find where the studs are before fixing.
Cheers,
David
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