My bedroom walls at one point had wallpaper and it was removed and painted over. Now the walls are bubbling and cracking in areas. I'm guessing this is because the original glue wasn't totally removed. What are the best ways to fix this since the room needs to be repainted.
Jul 26, 2013, 12:47 PM
you aint gonna like what i got to say remove the old glue....get a walpaper steamer and get to scrappen. or paneling
Jul 26, 2013, 03:33 PM
How can I remove the glue if it's been painted over? And if I start scrapping I'll have high and low spots over the entire wall - then what?
Jul 26, 2013, 08:43 PM
there are 2 types of paint jobs the one that's done in a jiffy and the one that takes some time. the difference is in the preparation and the quality of the outcome. so take Frodo's suggestion.start scraping and after you finished 1 wall wash it with hot water to get any glue that is left off. since the walls are bubbling bring out the glasses and have a drink before you start.
Jul 27, 2013, 09:57 AM
use your hand and fingers to "feel" the wall you will find different textures, thats the glue, alsdo use a brite lite to cast shadows on the wall to high light texture turn off light in room and hold the light close to the wall
its gonna be a pain i n the .... thats why it cost so much to fix that kind of thingThis message has been edited. Last edited by: Frodo,
Jul 27, 2013, 04:13 PM
Since this will be a pain... Any creative ideas on how to cover it up? I was wondering like a texture finish. I want to consider all of my options before I start scrapping because I'm sure once the scrapping is done that I'll have to spackle the low spots and then commence sanding.