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    Default Removing wallpaper and painting

    I have just removed wallpaper from previously painted plaster walls. I have also cleaned off all wallpaper paste residue. In removing the wallpaper some small spots of the finished plaster pulled off with paper leaving shallow indentations. It seems like overkill to skim coat all the walls. Can I just fill these shallow spots with drywall compound or spackle , sand and then prime the walls with Kilz or other primer. There are no cracks, these are just surface spots, not much deeper than a couple layers of paint.

    Thanks for any help

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    Default Re: Removing wallpaper and painting

    Finish plaster would be best, but for dents this shallow you won't have problems using sheetrock compound. Sand with a solid sanding block for the best blend, the usual DW ones with padding will cut the softer DW compound faster than the surrounding plaster leaving a slight dip.

    Phil

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    Default Re: Removing wallpaper and painting

    When you are ready to prime, choose bin 123, not kiltz. Go for two coats, not just one. The reason: no matter how well you clean, there is a lot of glue left on the surface.

    When you ready to paint, also do two coats.

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    Default Re: Removing wallpaper and painting

    Quote Originally Posted by Mastercarpentry View Post
    Finish plaster would be best, but for dents this shallow you won't have problems using sheetrock compound. Sand with a solid sanding block for the best blend, the usual DW ones with padding will cut the softer DW compound faster than the surrounding plaster leaving a slight dip.

    Phil
    Thank you for the help.

    Bill

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    Default Re: Removing wallpaper and painting

    Quote Originally Posted by dj1 View Post
    When you are ready to prime, choose bin 123, not kiltz. Go for two coats, not just one. The reason: no matter how well you clean, there is a lot of glue left on the surface.

    When you ready to paint, also do two coats.
    Thank you for the help.

    Bill

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