Questions about moving a DW?
I am new here and I want to say first of all that this forum is unbelievably helpful! I just bought a DW, my first home of my own. This website gave me the confidence to feel like I could buy a MH that needed some TLC, and make it my own. I could not have afforded a new one and would not have known where to start with renovating a used one, but now I feel like I can come here and find the answer to just about anything I would want to know!
So, one question I have is about the wall strips. I haven't moved the MH to my lot yet and I was wondering if it is ok to remove the wall strips now and then move the home? I know I shouldn't fill in the gaps now but I had already taken down the strips in one room before it occurred to me that maybe I should wait, and now I am worried that the walls in that room might be damaged during the move? If I had to guess I would say no, but then again I have no idea what I am doing; this whole thing is one huge learning experience.
Second question is about cleaning the walls before painting. Paint guy at Lowe's was pushing the Valspar Signature paint (with the primer in it) before I told him that I was painting over the vinyl walls. Then he said I needed to use Kilz first, then the regular Valspar paint (or whatever brand I ended up picking). Anybody know if I actually need a separate primer? If so, one coat or two?
He also said the best cleaner (that the pros supposedly use) is this TSP stuff; he said it won't leave a film or residue like a household cleaner might, and it's easier to rinse off. Anybody have experience with TSP? It's not cheap, do I really need it? I have already bought one container to try it, but was curious if anybody else had used it?
Thanks again to everyone here for all their helpful posts! I am so grateful to this site!