What is the next step in making over walls, after cleaning glue off?

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I removed wallpaper from bathroom walls - cleaned glue off. What is next step??

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  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Jul 19, 2019

    Not enuf info. What do you plan on doing?? rehanging new paper?paint? tile? wood paneling? metal sheeting? Are the walls smooth enuf to paint? What are they made of drywall,plaster etc.? Are they damaged, may need to lightly sand to smooth,fill in holes,scratches,or skim coat depending on any damages with drywall compound or plaster; Painting--then sand smooth then primer then paint.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Jul 19, 2019

    it depends on what you want to do on the wall- paint, new wallpaper, etc. we need more info

    https://homeguides.sfgate.com/prepare-walls-paint-after-removing-wallpaper-38671.html


  • If you’re going to paint, I recommend using an oil based primer. Even a small amount of glue left over after cleaning will reactivate with a water based primer. Then the paint will peel.

  • Kim Coladonato Kim Coladonato on Jul 19, 2019

    Going to paint the walls

  • William William on Jul 19, 2019

    Prime with Kilz primer. Paint your color. Use a good bathroom paint. Has mildewcides and won't crack or peel.

  • Zelda Zelda on Jul 20, 2019

    When word of advice using the Kilz oil based primer make sure you have adequate ventilation I was with your professional painter and ended up with pleurisy of the lungs from The Kills toxic fumes if you don't have a window use a fan blowing out the door of the bathroom just paint small sections at a time it's highly toxic

    • William William on Jul 20, 2019

      Kilz is not toxic. The smell can linger of not covered. But painting over it will reduce or eliminate any odor. If it was toxic it would not be sold. Been using it for decades and have not had any problems.

  • William William on Jul 20, 2019

    Kilz is not toxic. The smell can linger of not covered. But painting over it will reduce or eliminate any odor.

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