Advice on painting preparation

Discussion in 'Painters' Talk' started by richo106, Jun 8, 2018.

  1. richo106

    richo106 New Member

    Hi Guys

    I have just removed some old wall paper in my house I'm renovating i was just wondering what was the best way to things. The wall paper came off relatively well and walls arnt bad just need some filling hear and there.

    Do i need to clean the walls with sugar soap if im going to fill and then the whole wall down?

    or do i fill and sand then clean?

    Any advice would be appreciated i want to do the job once and properly
  2. fillyboy

    fillyboy Well-Known Member

    A good wash with sugar soap before you do any more. It may not look like it but there will be a lot of dried wallpaper paste residue left on the wall and it's a nightmare when that reacts with paint.
    When you've washed a section and it's still wet, slide your fingers over the surface and you'll be able to tell if there's still any paste residue due to a 'slimy' feel, then fill and sand as normal. Good luck.
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  3. Wayners

    Wayners Well-Known Member

    Sand walls. Use zinsser gardz to seal as will neutralise the paste. Fill and make good then sand. Prime filler bits with gardz. Paint. I buy off net. Ebay is good and it goes a long way.
  4. RolandK

    RolandK Active Member

    Get someone else to do it. Been at it all day here!
  5. Josh.91

    Josh.91 Member

    PVA & Glitter

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