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vstroud 12-11-2007 04:49 PM

venetian plaster over wallpaper?
 
I am wondering if it would save me time to venetian plaster over wallpaper? Or should I just remove all this dang wallpaper (what was I thinking) then do the job. I will be putting the home on the market in 2 years...

Thanks

ToolGuy 12-11-2007 09:13 PM

I think you're asking for trouble if you don't remove the wall paper. ;)

Hack 12-14-2007 02:16 PM

Removing wallpaper is easy...why take any chances?

Good Luck

travelover 12-14-2007 06:09 PM

Rent a wallpaper steamer and score the paper. You'll be amazed at how it comes off.

Daryl in Nanoose 01-13-2008 10:32 AM

Use Downy fabric softener and warm water, not so hard on the lungs.

ToolGuy 01-13-2008 10:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Daryl in Nanoose (Post 14236)
Use Downy fabric softener and warm water, not so hard on the lungs.

Smells pretty, too. :D

Hack 01-16-2008 04:44 PM

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Originally Posted by ToolGuy (Post 14286)
Smells pretty, too. :D

LOL...We used a spray on wallpaper remover (non toxic). Wiped it on with a sponge, let it sit for 5 minutes or so and the paper peeled right off. I think it was just soapy water myself. Our wallpaper was porous. If your paper isn't porous, you need to score it first with one of those roller thingy's, then apply the remover.

Our drywall texture guy recommended using Zinsser oil base primer over the leftover wallpaper glue to insure good adhesion of his texturing mud to the wall. Worked like a champ! Just have to ventilate VERY well when using this stuff...:o

ToolGuy 01-16-2008 04:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Hack (Post 14463)
...Our drywall texture guy recommended using Zinsser oil base primer over the leftover wallpaper glue to insure good adhesion of his texturing mud to the wall. Worked like a champ! Just have to ventilate VERY well when using this stuff...:o

I use Zinsser Bulls Eye Odorless a lot. Will be using it tomorrow, in fact. It's not completely odor free, but it sure makes a big difference.


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