Re: Fresh Drywall/ Eggshell paint/ wallpaper HELP!!!
I would disagree with this advice, as it is indeed a way to get "hot" spots. Yes, you will need to spot prime any new drywall/patches with at least one, preferably two, coats of primer, followed by priming all painted surfaces with at least one coat, preferably two coats of primer. NOW you are ready to top coat with your preferred paint.
Originally Posted by Tacoma John
It is unclear if the wallpaper is being removed, if so it is important to remove as much of the glue as possible. If it is wallpaper paste, it will come off with water, if it is something else, it may need to be chipped off or skim coated with topping compound to smooth out the wall and the transition from paper to no paper where a paint bead may exist. Obviously, if the wall is textured, you'll have to reapply the texture in any areas of repair or skimming.
In the next room you redo, before you unnecessarily cut holes in the ceiling to relocate fan boxes to joists, you can accomplish the same thing without damage to the ceiling by replacing the existing box with a fan rated spreader bar and box or blocking and a new fan rated box.
The spreader bar is a turnbuckle with cleats on each end that is installed from the room side of the ceiling. The turnbuckle forces the cleats against the ceiling joists, then the box bolts to the turnbuckle. You can accomplish the same thing by going into the attic and installing blocking above the fan location and then screwing a metal box to the blocking. Both of these techniques will save you time and hassles with unnecessary drywall repairs due to relocation of ceiling boxes.
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