I am doing some minor wall repairs on my 1867 New Orleans house.
I removed the wallpaper from the plaster walls in the dining room and some small areas of the white plaster topcoat delaminated from the base coat. I plan on skim coating (w/ setting compound) over these delaminated areas and also over some other roughly textured areas of the plaster topcoat. I have extensively scrubbed the walls w/ TSP to remove any and all wallpaper glue, but would also like to first apply a primer w/ good sealing and adhesive qualities to the wall before skim coating in order to start w/ a nice sealed surface that will also assist the setting compound in adhearing.
Talking to a few of the manufacturers, I have it somewhat narrowed down to Behr No. 75 Enamel Undercoater (oil based) and the Glidden Gripper (water based) and I am leaning towards the Behr.
Would any of you have any other preferences or input.
Thanks so much,
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