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Frdaysgal

10:01AM | 11/01/04
Member Since: 10/31/04
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Our house was built in the early 20s and has wallpaper on every wall in the house. We have taken a bunch down, and we think it was all the original paper to the home. The paper has come off very easily and it looks like rough horsehair plaster walls that never got a skim coat. We want to put up new wallpaper in some areas. It does not look like they primed the walls when the original paper was put up, and I am afraid to prime the walls as they are because of the possibility of causing the plaster to crumble from the dampness of the paint. Can the priming step be skipped, or should I not worry about the primer ruining the walls? Is there another solution to making sure that the new wallpaper sticks ok?

Any help out there would be most appreciated!

Thanks

5slb6

02:45PM | 11/03/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
I would prime the walls with a latex wall sizing such as Zinsser Shieldz. I doubt the sizing will harm the plaster and if it does it would better to find out then rather than after you hang the wallpaper.

tomh

09:55PM | 11/03/04
Member Since: 07/01/03
550 lifetime posts
I agree with 5slb6 that Shieldz would be a good primer / sizing. In your case since integrity of the plaster is in question you should consider Zinsser Guardz first http://www.zinsser.com/product_detail.asp?ProductID=27

Same basic idea, but it is designed to penetrate and bind the wall surface together. The sizing is still important, but if you need to reinforce the wall surface, use the penetrating sealer.
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