07:19AM | 03/12/03
Member Since: 03/04/03
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I have removed wall paper on one plaster wall in my living room. Glue remnants are 25+ years old. I have used TSP and a lot of warm water and soap in washing. I have spent 8+ hours cleaning the wall. If I did a light sand job, would I be able to get away with a latex primer or should I use an oil based? Everyone says get all the glue off, but it seems impossible! Since I plan to sell, would a latex primer probably work for at least a year? Thoughts, please...
Thanks to all-


04:09PM | 03/12/03
Member Since: 02/03/03
196 lifetime posts
What you need to do is use wallpaper remover to wash the walls - it will remove the glue.

TSP is only good for cutting grease and dirt - it won't touch glue

DIF is a great wallpaper remover - give this a try - remove all of the glue. If you don't - you are a paint failure waiting to happen!

Mr. Paint


04:10PM | 03/12/03
Member Since: 02/03/03
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newkid.......there is bad karma in "doing things because I plan to sell" are better to do nothing than something half assed!!

Mr. Paint


12:46AM | 03/13/03
Member Since: 07/28/02
1358 lifetime posts
Yes you do need to get all of the old glue off and DIF is the way to to do it. I would go with a pigmented shellac primer because if any of the glue is left on the walls it will bleed through a latex primer. That way your walls will look good when you are trying to sell the house and why stick the new homeowners with a problem.


02:52AM | 03/17/03
Member Since: 03/16/03
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Use a warm water and white vinager solution equal parts, spray or wipes the walls down thoroughly. This will remove the old sizing and paste. I got this from Jim at . He was really knowledgable.


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