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Am I on the right track?

Posted by brede (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 25, 10 at 18:16

I've read many old posts by searching the forum, but would like to confirm that I've got everything correct.

We have removed a wallpaper border in a room. The border was applied over a satin latex paint and came off very easily. We have washed the walls with a TSP solution and then rinsed. There is no damage to the walls, other than a few nail holes.

The next few steps I think I need to do are:

- scuff sand walls, then remove any sanding dust

- apply one coat of Gardz primer; I am using the Gardz because of its ability to seal in any residual glue/paste from the border

- spackle any nail holes

- paint

Am I correct in thinking that I don't need to apply another primer after the Gardz? I was going to apply it over all the walls (not just the border area).

Thank you for any help!


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RE: Am I on the right track?

It sounds good, except for that you should do all your patching before applying the Gardz. Gardz is also a fine primer so priming over the patches will seal them so that your topcoat will not soak in over the patches at a different rate.


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RE: Am I on the right track?

Thank you!


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