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Wallpaper Removal Wall Prep ConstructionHow to Prepare Walls for Paint After Removing Wallpaper Wallpaper Removal Wall Prep By Jimmy Holmes Updated October 28, 2022
Peeling and scraping off layers of old wallpaper can leave the walls beneath covered in adhesive. Worse, it can leave them pitted and scarred from your attempts to remove every last shred of paper. Before you can paint over these wounded surfaces, you must return them to perfect smoothness. As with most finishing jobs, preparation is key for painting, and the quality of your paint job depends on the time and effort you put into patching and sealing.
Scrape Off Old Paper
Dilute five ounces of wallpaper stripper in one gallon of water. Fill a pump sprayer with the mixture, and spray the walls. Scrape any residue and wallpaper scraps off the walls with a wide scraper knife.
Clean the Wall, Empty the pump sprayer and refill it with clean water. Spray the walls again to rinse them. Wipe the surface with a wet sponge to remove any remaining residue. Allow the walls to dry for one to two days.
Sand and Seal, Sand the walls with a sanding block wrapped in 120-grit sandpaper. Apply a coat of oil-based paint to the walls using a roller. The oil-based paint acts as a sealant to lock in any grease spots, stains or water-based adhesive so they don't seep through later to interfere with the paint job. Allow the paint to dry. Next, examine the walls for loose or flaking bits of paint. If you find any, sand them off. Repaint the areas with the oil-based paint and a paintbrush.Create a smooth surface, Fill any small holes, dents or cracks in the surface with joint compound. Apply compound to the holes with a putty knife, then use the knife to scrape off the excess. If the walls are so damaged or pitted after removing the wallpaper that filling each individual hole with joint compound isn't practical, skim coat the wall instead. Thin some joint compound until it is spreadable, and roll it onto an area of the wall with a roller. Use the blade of a squeegee to smooth the compound and remove all the excess, so it fills the dents and leaves a thin film over the rest of the wall section. Repeat the process with the rest of the wall, still working in sections. Allow the compound to dry, and apply a second and third coat if necessary. When the joint compound is dry, you are ready to paint the walls.
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