Wallpaper removal and painting question

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Old 08-15-16, 10:46 AM
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Wallpaper removal and painting question

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The heavy textured wall paper came off easy, but several spots pull the facing paper off the drywall underneath. Please see photo. In several places. How do I deal with that before painting? Thank you !
 
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Remove any/all loose drywall paper, prime any exposed gypsum with Zinsser Gardz primer, then skim coat the wall with joint compound and you will then be ready to prime and paint.
 
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thanks a lot, I appreciate it !
 
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Before the advent of Gardz we always used oil base primer - either will work. Failure to seal the torn paper often results in it peeling further from the moisture in the joint compound and/or latex primer/paint. Use a knife to cut the paper rather than just pulling it off as that will limit the need to remove as much paper.
 
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What is your opinion on what to do with this? Looks like there's metal showing underneath a thick coat of mud here. I never know what rotation my pictures post in, but the spot I'm talking about is next to the crown moulding. Thank you.
 
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That is the corner bead which is installed on all outside corners. You would just replace the missing mud.
 
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thank you - the more I read around, the more questions I have !
do I use a "setting type" joint compound or just regular mud?
looks like you have to mix the setting type yourself and the work time is limited.

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looks like you have to mix the setting type yourself and the work time is limited
You are correct. Stick to the regular joint compound, you don't have anything going on which requires the extra hassles that come with setting compound.
 
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Setting compounds are quicker but regular ready mixed joint compound is more novice friendly.
 
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Hello, the only paint store in town that stocks Gardz has in 5 gal sizes, neither big box store stocks it, but HD has it online. So my next question is, is there another water based product as good as Gardz or should I wait and get it online. I don't want to use oil based because of the smell etc. Thanks a lot !
 
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Found an independent paint store called Spectrum that says their private label is made by Zinnser and is the Gardz product. Kind of like Quaker Oats makes the private label you see in Aldi, I guess !
 
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I'm not aware of any water based Gardz substitute but for years we just oil base primer ..... before the advent of Gardz. I still use oil base at times - mostly dependent on what I have on hand.
 
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My house is entirely wallpapered. The previous owner was a paperhanger. When I removed it I used gardz on the cleaned wall, the primered, then painted. For whatever reason, in one room I used gardz only. The finish is just as nice and the smell fine. The oil primer that I used had a lot of fumes.

I don't see the reason for using oil primer on the wall after using gardz. Some parts of my living room had huge damaged parts from where they opened up a doorway or something. I filled the bad areas with compound, then gardz when dry, than more compound . . . until it was level. You can't even tell!

I'm considering using bullseye 123, I heard it was good as well.
 
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There is no need to prime over Gardz! it is a primer. You only need to prime over the gardz if you had to patch the walls .... or need a color coat to facilitate coverage. Oil primer was what we always used before the advent of gardz. You'd use one or the other.
 
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