Do I have to use a oil base primer after removing wallpaper?

Questions & AnswersCategory: Drywall and Plaster Repair QuestionsDo I have to use a oil base primer after removing wallpaper?
Anonymous Staff asked 4 years ago

I had two contractors come to my house. One said I need to use oil base primer before skim coating. The other said that they could just skim coat over the current walls. Which one is better?

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MagicDave Staff answered 5 years ago

First you need to Block Sand the walls using a coarse grade paper, then Stain Seal them with a Pigmented Shellac Sealer Primer (best for your removed wall paper condition)… then finish coat with Sherwin Williams Classic-99 Acrylic… Look here for more specific advice on removing wall paper and repainting: <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://davmagic.com/paint/PAGES23.html">http://davmagic.com/paint/PAGES23.html</a&gt; Good Luck!

crowderpainting Staff answered 5 years ago

Using an oil base primer is best before skim coating. This will block off any remaining wallpaper glue and prevent bubbling of the drywall mud. Using a primer isn't totally necessary but a good idea.

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