Wall paper off, how to prepare to paint?

I have removed the (strip-able) moisture resistant wall paper from the bathroom. There is the bonding paper/ sizing still on the dry wall. How do I clean this from the wall to prepare it for painting? I have a small steamer, I would think this would work, but I don't want to remove/soften or loosen the "paper" surface of the drywall.
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TOM KAN PA wrote:

Wet it with a sponge, wait, remove. Scrape as necessary. After, wash walls thoroughly to remove all paste.
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Get a bottle of wallpaper remover the enzymes in it activate- loosen the glue. The backing may be thick , using a garden sprayer is sometimes a good idea. Carefully scrape it off with a wide blade. Hopefully your walls were primed in oil or you will have drywall damage needing some repairs
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On Mon, 1 Mar 2004 07:39:41 -0600 (CST), snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (m Ransley) wrote:

I encountered the adhesive from hell removing my mother-in-laws wallpaper. (Could also have been a badly prepared wall.) I tried patching the bad spots when I finally had removed all the adhesive, but there were so many that I realized putting paint over them was going to leave a really ugly texture problem. In the end I skim coated it with walboard compound and a 10" knife, and lightly sanded.
Gary Dyrkacz snipped-for-privacy@comcast.net Radio Control Aircraft/Paintball Physics/Paintball for 40+ http://home.attbi.com/~dyrgcmn /
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