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  • #634939
    Doobie
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    I don’t sand between coats unless it has had time to cure which for most paints is several days to as long as three weeks once applied. I just sand the surface of the old paint before priming.

    #634943
    hojo04
    Pro
    Burton, Michigan

    I only have 3 days to get it painted. That not counting all the prep.

    #634944
    RonW
    Moderator
    Holladay, Tn

    I typically sand after the primer coat. And let the top coats go unsanded unless there is some ruff coming through.

    Ron

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    #634954
    Doobie
    Moderator

    I only have 3 days to get it painted. That not counting all the prep.

    You’re doomed! 😁

    #634960
    Sprokitz
    Pro
    Eastern shore of, Pa

    I only have 3 days to get it painted. That not counting all the prep.

    You’re doomed!

    Yup, 2 rooms, a hall, trim, and the ceilings. Wallpaper border to remove and I never did a paint job where there wasn’t some compound involved too.

    #634973
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    I only have 3 days to get it painted. That not counting all the prep.

    Good luck. Hope you are coming along fine.

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    Fayetteville, NC
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    #634977
    hojo04
    Pro
    Burton, Michigan

    I have a couple evenings afterwork that I hope to get all the wallpaper and prep work done and maybe the ceiling done.

    #634990
    Doobie
    Moderator

    I have a couple evenings afterwork that I hope to get all the wallpaper and prep work done and maybe the ceiling done.

    Is the ceiling flat, or is it stippled or popcorn ceiling? If it’s not flat, there’s maybe something you should be aware of first.

    #634995
    RonW
    Moderator
    Holladay, Tn

    I have a couple evenings afterwork that I hope to get all the wallpaper and prep work done and maybe the ceiling done.

    Good luck! Do you have a steamer to remove the wall paper?

    Ron

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    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #634999
    hojo04
    Pro
    Burton, Michigan

    Thanks. I do not. Is that something that is necessary?

    #635002
    RonW
    Moderator
    Holladay, Tn

    Thanks. I do not. Is that something that is necessary?

    Sure makes removal easier. But not always necessary. Really depends how well the paper is stuck to the wall.

    Ron

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    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #635081
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    What is underneath the wallpaper, drywall or plaster?

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    Fayetteville, NC
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    #635106
    Doobie
    Moderator

    There’s also spray/spread on stuff you can buy to help remove it. It’s all about dislodging/disengaging the glue. I’ve heard fabric softener mixed with warm water works also. If the paper has a vinyl or reflective skin, you’ll need to score it first with a wire bristle brush or remove it pre-soaking.

    Make sure you wash that wall good afterwards with TSP before painting on it. Personally, I hate wallpaper. Never understood the allure of it in decorating and I detest having to remove it.

    #635108
    hojo04
    Pro
    Burton, Michigan

    @theamcguy I would assume drywall. I haven’t taking it down yet so I don’t know.

    @doobie I hate wallpaper too. Even the border wallpaper. I wouldn’t know if the wallpaper has a vinyl or reflective skin on it. I’m a newbie at this lol.

    I have see a TSP product that is phosphate free. Would that be ok if I use it around my son (letting the house air out? What’s the big difference if it has phosphate in it or not?

    #635109
    Doobie
    Moderator

    I have see a TSP product that is phosphate free. Would that be ok if I use it around my son (letting the house air out? What’s the big difference if it has phosphate in it or not?

    That’s likely the enviro ‘green’ version of it. Never used it, but just like most green version of things, it probably is useless.

    #635119
    hojo04
    Pro
    Burton, Michigan

    I know the TSP is potent and just didn’t want to use when my son is around for him in smell the fumes or whatever is potent about it. I never used it. Sounds like I will probably use it when he isn’t around for hrs so it has time to air out.

    #635120
    Doobie
    Moderator

    I know the TSP is potent and just didn’t want to use when my son is around for him in smell the fumes or whatever is potent about it. I never used it. Sounds like I will probably use it when he isn’t around for hrs so it has time to air out.

    Provided you don’t let your kid lick the walls, you’ll be fine. Just read this Howard.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trisodium_phosphate

    The stuff is used in food as well apparently.

    #635121
    Kamster
    Pro

    I’ve used this to score wall paper that had been painted over.

    https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.paper-tiger-single-head-scoring-tool.1000118414.html

    It scores the wall paper but doesn’t dig into the drywall underneath. Just don’t press too hard.

    Zinnser also makes a wall paper stripper that you can spray onto the wall paper. It comes premixed in a spray bottle or as a concentrate.

    https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.dif-wallpaper-stripper-liquid-concentrate-635ml.1000123096.html

    You spray it onto the wall paper and it loosens up the glue on the back of the wall paper. The wall paper lifts off. I had to use a scraper to get the wall completely clear of the adhesive.

    #635127
    hojo04
    Pro
    Burton, Michigan

    Something to look into. Thanks @kamster

    #635195
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    You spray it onto the wall paper and it loosens up the glue on the back of the wall paper. The wall paper lifts off. I had to use a scraper to get the wall completely clear of the adhesive.

    Great tip, Thank you

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC
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