I've started stripping the wallpaper from our bedroom and our intention is
to paint straight onto the plaster underneath.
The paper is coming off easily enough using a steam stripper but there is
still a patchy white residue left on the wall which I'm guessing is the
dried adhesive. Am I going to have to scrape all this off as well (which
will take forever) or will I get away with running a 1/3 sheet sander over
the walls to smooth before I paint.
Remove BRAIN before replying
Go for it. I've had 'acceptable' results by just sanding. Which my wife
would call the 'rustic look.' But then most of the plaster in my house is
The only surefire way to get a good smooth finish is to replaster - but I
take it from your post, this is not an option you would choose.
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