I Removed Old Wallpaper using Vinegar and Water.

I Removed Old Wallpaper using Vinegar and Water. I put 2 coats of Flat paint and was going to Rehang New Wallpaper. The Paste made Bubbles under the New Paper. What do I have to do to Prevent this from happening? I tore down the New Bubbled Paper.

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  • Sharon Sharon on Dec 23, 2017
    Should have used primer and did you leave enough days for the wall board to dry out before tackling this job. Then did you let the wall dry for a couple days after painting to dry before hanging the paper? Did you pre-paste the paper and book it and let sit before hanging? When you hung the wallpaper, did you use a squeegee/wallpaper brush to work the whole surface to remove any bubbles out to the edges before hanging the next run? These are things that would affect the outcome. Personally, even though I've done wallpaper for 55 years, I would just go with the newer pre-pasted removable/stripable ones unless I was using high-end silk or flocked papers.

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    • Sharon Sharon on Dec 23, 2017
      So sorry its demoralizing when it all seems to go wrong, but its a learning experience. I do lots of wallpaper removal, and I frequently just skim coat the walls with joint compound to give me a good surface. If you use a large 12=14" drywall taping knife, it can go pretty quick. But let it dryout for several days. If its humid there, run a dehumidifier.

  • Rembatb Rembatb on Dec 23, 2017
    Did you use a squegge? Did you overly wet the walls?

  • Mogie Mogie on Dec 23, 2017
    Sounds like you needed to let it dry for a few days.

  • Judy Judy on Dec 23, 2017
    Did you use a flat edge tool, to flat edge tool, as you put this up, this takes away the bubbles, as you do this. You may have to use a pin, to pop this area, and see what happens. Best wishes, J.