08-09-2013 12:32 PM
I have a room that someone glued wall paper on I have tried everything from glue be gone to diff to a steamer and nothing works cant paint over it wall paper is in bad shape any help u can give me please let me know
08-09-2013 02:38 PM
Thank you for your question and welcome to our community.
Whether you are using DIF or Goo Off, you will need to make sure that you perforate the top of the wall paper so that the solution you are using will be able to penetrate the surface of the wallpaper.
You may have to resort to using your sander to remove some of the more stubborn pieces of wallpaper. As a result you may have to do a little spackling to smooth out your wall too. Never fear, it is all part of doing your project.
Once your prep work has been done, you will be able to do your priming and then your painting.
Please let us know if you have any further questions.
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08-15-2013 04:21 PM - edited 08-15-2013 04:22 PM
I've always tried to peel as much of the paper/vinyl off manually as possible. Then using a foam paint roller and hot water (hot as possible), wet the glue residue. Let it set for a couple minutes and wet again. Start scraping. When that doesn't work (seldom), WH Chomp is the fall back. While I'm generally a fan of Zinnser products, DIF just doesn't cut it.
The hot water, Chomp, DIF, steamers etc are there to release the glue. To allow the product to get to it's intended target, remove the paper. As a last resort, use the paper tiger type tools for problem areas. The drawback to the perforating tools, holes in your wall. Sometimes though, it's all you can do...
Be careful using the goo removing products, they can leave residue of their own that can make it dificult to paint or hang new paper...