01:39PM | 05/27/07
Member Since: 05/26/07
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I am in the process of removing my horrid bathroom wallpaper, leaving the bare drywall exposed. I would like to paint over but the drywall itself has a bit of a texture to it. What do I need to do in order to get a smooth finish on the wall? Any advice is appreciated! Thank you...


04:24PM | 05/27/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
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Don't know what kind of "texture" that you have on the DW.

But if wallpaper paste residue can give a "grainy" texture.

If that is the case it needs to be washed off.

Also it is common to have torn the DW paper. Or if the this was wallpaper that was installed when the house was built often the DW was not completely sanded.

In those cases you need to skim coat with lighweight drywall compound and then sand it.


04:52PM | 05/27/07
Member Since: 05/26/07
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Will skim and sand. Thanks for replying!


09:13PM | 05/27/07
Member Since: 08/20/04
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I'm surprised the esteemed Billhart didn't remind you of priming too!!

(just a good natured rib there BH!)

* Use a good stain-blocking primer, such as Zinsser123, C2-One, or maybe Zinsser's Odorless Oil.

* If you miss some glue, and don't prime, the glue could easily bleed into the paintcoats.

Wallpaper...gotta love it#@%^#**^%$!

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