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Upstairs Bathroom

We moved to a house ( built 1975) that is wall paper hell.... Even the bathroom has it. Well had it I pulled it off - Now It is even worse looking.... I have scraps on the wall but also the texture is sandy feeling I need to know as a woman who is limited on funds and will do the most of this on my own what do I do ? any advise or ideas?


Re: Upstairs Bathroom

Did you mean scrapes instead of scraps? I just got done taking down a bunch of wallpaper in preparation to paint. Most of glue residue left behind can be scraped off after you dampen it a bit. We were able to use just warm water and a putty knife. You can try the wallpaper removal chemicals if water doesn't cut it. After you have scraped off the bulk of the residue and have wiped off any excess water, let the surface dry and run over it with a sander (sanding pad or electric) to get the surface smooth for paint. If you do have scrapes in the sheetrock run over them with some sheetrock mud and sand them down for a smooth finish. Good luck.

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