03:11AM | 01/15/03
Member Since: 01/14/03
3 lifetime posts
Is there such a thing as a primer that is thick enough to "smooth out" old wallpaper paste? I've recently purchased a home that needs TONS of rehab work. I spent all night last night peeling wallpaper off of the walls. The wallpaper came of very easily, but left a lot of glue behind. Is it possible to primer over this, without seeing the glue behind it, or is DIF going to be my only option? The only reason I ask is that the house is 2700 sq ft, and at least half of it was wallpapered. That's going to be a lot of DIF, and a lot of scraping. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


12:12AM | 01/16/03
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
I would get the paste off the walls as the only type of paint that will cover that up is a texture paint and unless you want that look you iwll se it through regular paint.
Is this paper coming off without tearing the walls up?


02:38AM | 01/16/03
Member Since: 01/14/03
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Thanks for the info. Yea the paper came off perfectly, it just left all of the glue behind. I think I kind of freaked out yesterday because there were so many walls covered with glue I thought it would take days andd days of scaping. I sprayed a test spop on the walls last night with that DIF, let it set for about 20 minutes, and the glue wiped up VERY easily. I'm not nearly as freaked out now. One project down, sixteen to go.
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