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I removed old, old wallpaper from plaster walls. They are
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My condo was built in the '70s and it is covered in one layer of neutral wallpaper. I want to paint over it, rather than stripping it as I hear it is a terrible project. What are your thoughts on this… read more
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Hi. I had wallpaper removed from my bathroom walls and there are tiny marks and blemishes here and there on the drywall. We have sanded it and tried to make it nice and smooth but there are still thin… read more
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Help. We had someone paint our bathroom we have in the basement.It had never been painted. She first put on primer then put paint over the primer when she thought it was dry right after the primer. Ne… read more
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I am trying to get foil wallpaper off of bare plywood walls. They have not been sized or painted or sealed in anyway. The plywood is raw. I have scored with Paper Tiger and soaked with the product DIF… read more
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I started to remove the wall paper in my bathroom and acidentally gouged the wall, and then I saw that my wall has hot pink color inside. Is this OK?… read more
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I have some walls in my bathroom that when i stripped the paper
I have some walls in my bathroom that when i stripped the paper off the walls have bumps this makes it impossible to paint because it is not even. There is no ventilation fans in the bathroom so the n… read more
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We have a small bathroom that had 35 year old wallpaper.
We have a small bathroom that had 35 year old wallpaper. We remove the wallpaper, sealed the wall with primer and then painted the wall. Now the paint and wallboard paper is coming off. It is only hap… read more
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I am remodeling a room and removing wallpaper. The wallpaper was put on by previous owners who built the house. It appears it was applied directly to the drywall without painting or platering the wall… read more
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we have wood paneling in our living room, probably over 30
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I took down wallpaper but was not able to get all the ...
I took down wallpaper but was not able to get all the paste/adhesive off, painted over it and now the paint is peeling. How do I clean up the peeling? And can I re-paint after or do I need to put up w… read more
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I just finished painted my bathroom, and the paint is peeling. Prior to painting, I removed wallpaper, sanded, filled all grooves and holes, sanded. I then applied two coats of primer, the next day I … read more
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I recently removed wall ppaper from drywall. In doing so, ...
I recently removed wall ppaper from drywall. In doing so, I believe that the top part of the dry wall was removed hence leaving me something that looks like cardboard. Will priming it be enough or is … read more
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I have a pretty complex problem! When we bought our home the bathroom had wallpaper. When we started ripping it off we discovered that the wallpaper was put directly to the sheetrock no primer or seal… read more
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Debbie
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I recently stripped wallpaper off my bathroom wall. The wallpaper was glued directly onto the sheet rock. There is now an awful smell in the bathroom and I do not know what it is or how to get rid of … read more
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