Preparing a Wall for Paint After Removing Wallpaper

How to fix damage to the face paper after removing wallpaper with a steamer? Removing the wallpaper has left "hanging chads" of gray paper along with the goughs (divots) that the chad use to cover. 2/3 of the walls have about 5000 chads to remove. Is there a quick and easy way to do this?

Ad

One person at the rental store told me she used a razor to shave the chads off (in about 40 hours), thinly plastered to fill in the divots, and immediately sponged over the plaster to level it. Is there an automatic level liquid I can use on walls or a type a paint that will make the chad lie down, fill in the divots, and blend smooth (other than heavy textured paint, although I might go this way). The chad/divot texture looks awful.

Charlie from E Alton, IL

Answers:

Preparing a Wall for Paint After Removing Wallpaper

You all are wasting too much time and money, not to mention energy removing wallpaper. I've been doing it for about 15 years now. The trick is white distilled vinegar mixed with hot water. Take washcloth and rub on wallpaper. The vinegar dissolves the paper glue and the hot water makes it easy to pull off. (03/19/2010)

By lovinggal28

Comments

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related
In This Article
Wall prepped for painting after removing wallpaper.
Preparing a Wall for Paint After Removing Wallpaper
Categories
January 25, 2011
Guides
Blue and white retro wallpaper.
Cleaning Wallpaper
Old wooden ladder leaning against a concrete wall with painted designs.
Removing Paint from Concrete
Removing Wallpaper That Has Been Painted, Gloved hand scraping off wallpaper.
Removing Wallpaper That Has Been Painted
Painting Over Wallpaper, Vintage Peeling Wallaper
Painting Over Wallpaper
More
🎉
New Years Ideas!
🎄
Christmas Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
You are viewing the desktop version of this page: View Mobile Site
© 1997-2016 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on December 7, 2016 at 2:22:04 PM on 10.0.0.131 in 2 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!