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candycorn

12:19PM | 10/10/04
Member Since: 10/09/04
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Any advice what to use to remove sticky adhesive residue from walls prior to painting?

Thanks!

IrstblBlis

01:26PM | 10/10/04
Member Since: 10/09/04
2 lifetime posts
This is exactly the question I was coming here to ask. The wallpaper is completely down, but the walls are shiny and sticky to the touch. We've tried soap & water, vinegar & water, DIF, Goo Gone, Goof Off, TSP and sanding - NOTHING has worked. Desperately need help!

5slb6

03:57PM | 10/11/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
I would then try DIF and an abrasive pad to remove the adhesive. I will take a bit of elbow grease as some of these adhesives can be difficult to remove, but you don't want to paint over adhesive.

IrstblBlis

06:46PM | 10/11/04
Member Since: 10/09/04
2 lifetime posts
Well, I talked to some people at Hirshfields today and they said it sounds like what's on the walls still is sizing, not adhesive. They said to just prime first with a good oil-based primer and I should be fine...


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