09:53AM | 07/25/03
Member Since: 07/24/03
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Started removing wallpaper using garden sprayer and Dif. Wallpaper/glue is coming off, as well as the last coat of paint. Proceeded to remove/scrap off what paint was loose, should we continue to use the Dif and remove this layer of paint to keep sanding, spackleing etc. to a minium? All advise is welcome.


03:03AM | 07/26/03
Member Since: 07/28/02
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I would say if that layer of paint is coming off that easy it must not be very sound and it good to have it off your walls. When you remove the paper and paint are you going down to another layer of paint or the wall it's self?


03:42AM | 07/27/03
Member Since: 07/24/03
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It appears that below the top layer of paint it is stable painted drywall.(the house is 50 yrs old and the stable layer is pink, if it wasn't pink I would think it was just the drywall itself). If this works then the glue would be completely removed but we may have some paint residue. Would a primer be recommended? I'm thinking one of the Zinsser products. Also, if all the paint can't be scraped off, what about using a paint thinner to soften the edges as opposed to sanding them?


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