I have just stripped off old wallpaper back to the lining paper, and I want
to apply emulsion paint. There is some glue residue left on the wall
surface that is very difficult to remove. will I be able to paint straight
over the top OK?
You could try painting a small test area of glue residue and see what it
looks like the next day. Either the paint will dry to a nice finish or the
paint will dissolve some of the old adhesive and dry out to an uneven
bubbled-up finish. If the adhesive does dissolve it will be even harder to
remove it once it has a coat of emulsion on it.
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