painting

Folks, I have always papered my walls when redecorating,but I will just emulsion them this time when I strip them.Will I need to treat the walls in any way as they'll be full of wallpaper paste?Cheers
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Mike
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
J.Stewert wrote:

1 Strip paper and wash walls *and* woodwork with sugar soap (use a scraper on any stubborn or thick parts) to remove the paste.
2 When dry. If the walls have been previously emulsioned, rub back any-and -all lifted paintwork to the 'solid' and feathered edge (or fill with fine filler and rub down). If neither is done, you'll see the edge of the damage paintwork through the emulsion.
3 Fill in any holes and cracks in the wall and rub down.
4 Apply a first coat of coat 50/50 (emulsion and water) as a 'mist' coat primer and to highlight any defects.
5 After remedyng any defects and rubbing down - apply two (or three if needed) full coats of undiluted emulsion.
Cash
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Would i not be better sealing the walls with something?Maybe Artex sealer?

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
J.Stewert wrote:

You can if you wish, or even use diluted unibond or a patent stain sealer, but if you are after a good, sound finish that will last and look good - then I'm afraid that the ony way to get that finish with emulsion, is the hard way.
But remember, whatever coating you use, you will have to remove the wallpaper paste first, because if you don't. you may well find that your nice new sealer may well start peeling off the wall as soon as the paste is 'wetted' with the stuff - or even a few days after when the combined weight of the sealer and emulsion starts 'pulling' on the paste.
All the best with the job.
Cash
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.