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

Anonymous 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 answered.

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="//davmagic.com/paint/PAGES23.html">//davmagic.com/paint/PAGES23.html</a> Good Luck!

Crowder Painting answered.

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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