Preparing a Wall for Paint After Removing Wallpaper

January 25, 2011

Wall prepped for painting after removing wallpaper.When removing the wallpaper the old paint also came off in many areas. Can I feather, prime, and use flat paint to get a better look?

By BILL from MI



January 27, 20110 found this helpful
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I agree with removing paper with vinegar. Than wash the walls and paint them with KILZ. Use two coats of the KILZ and than add the desire paint to your walls. Have Fun.

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I just did this exact thing. I sanded by hand all the drywall to as smooth as a surface as I could get it. You have to treat the drywall as unfinished at this point. I then had to do some seam repairs, so I did that and sanded those down. Then I used a primer called 1-2-3 and did 2 coats of that. Then I painted. It turned out beautifully. Lots of work, but it's wonderful. Good luck.

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