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newkidinchicagosuburbs

04:13AM | 03/13/03
Member Since: 03/04/03
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Update -
3/13/03 postscipt - I have used Dif gel already to wash down the walls - twice. Does that mean the streaks I may be seeing are actually layers of paint? How many applications of Dif?

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 in addition to Dif Gel. 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 or is that not glue?

Thoughts, please...
Thanks to all-

3/13/03 postscipt - I have used Dif gel already to wash down the walls - twice. Does that mean the streaks I may be seeing are actually layers of paint?

Workenstiff

03:41PM | 05/04/03
Member Since: 05/03/03
48 lifetime posts
if the walls are smooth to the touch, you can go ahead and prime them. OIL primer only, then you can coat with latex or water based paint of youre choice.

newkidinchicagosuburbs

04:36AM | 05/05/03
Member Since: 03/04/03
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Final result -

I used joint compound and primed with oil based primer. Guess what? The walls finally look good. I painted with an eggshell finish. If a novice like me can remove wallpaper and fix cracks and sections with flaking paint - anybody can - with patience!

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