In removing wallpaper some of the sheetrock paper layers peeled off
partially. I try to repair it as much as possible by removing all the paper
edges on the sheetrock before applying the skimcoat. The problem appeared
the next day after the skimcoat in that there are many bubbles where the
paper damages were. I had to either cut out the bubbles or glue it down and
skim coat it again. It took a few cycles before it was done right as some of
the bubbles reappeared again and then again. For the time spend it would
have been faster just to rip off the sheetrock to bare studs and re-rock. Is
there a special way to repair the damaged sheetrock with not so many
Before you start mudding:
Peel/scrape off the loose paper.
Prime the area with an oil-based primer and let it dry.
Peel/scrape off any remaining loose paper and re-prime those spots.
You may find a few bad spots after you apply the first skim coat. If
that happens, carefully remove the loose paper and give those spots a
quick shot of KILZ spray primer.
I've used BIN, KILZ, and a few other brands of primer for this
application and haven't noticed that one works better than another.
Zinsser makes a product specifically for this, but I haven't tried it yet:
On Sun, 25 Jun 2006 14:32:14 -0700, "Jack" <n> wrote:
There is a product called Gardz. I think it's made by Zinnser. Right
now I'm too tired to go out to my truck to check. Two coats about an
hour apart then a two hour dry. Hardens the damaged drywall like a
rock. No bubbling when you spackle. I've been using it for a couple of
years and it has given me excellent results after difficult paper
removals. Truth be told, I think water based sanding sealer will give
you the same result. Looks and smells the same to me.
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.