I'm hoping someone can give me some advice on the painting of my bathroom. My husband passed at the young age of 47 from cancer. Having been a General Contractor he had several projects in various stages of completion before he became ill. He took "a man's job" seriously and after 23 years of marriage, I am totally clueless about the magic he made.
The problem is that the bathroom having several existing layers of wallpaper in place when we bought the home, I know he scraped and such and 3/4 of the bathroom is in a condition that it could be painted...Except the area of the shower. There is a very thin tannish type paper adhereing to the walls. I'd like to guess and say it is the backing from the wallpaper but I do not know. (????) If this is in fact the residual backing how would I go about removing it and how to I prepare the walls for paint? The drywall all appears, from what I can tell, to be in great condition and I do think that maybe he did some scraping(?), then sanding to smooth out, Again a guiess that he possibly primed the walls (?)
Is there anyone that could give me any guidance at all? I'm really fairly handy when I need to be and I'm willing and very eager to learn. I am looking forward to hopefully be able to take pride in the fact that I could finish this first of many projects I need to tackle. Thanks in advance for reading my post :)
You can purchase a product called DIF, or.......
You can mix equal parts vinegar and warm water in a squirt jug. Spray the mixture on the paper (heavy) and allow it to soak in for about 10 minutes, then scrape the wall paper off. If your left with a film, repeat the process. Afterward it may be necessary to clean/rinse the wall with a wet wash washcloth, then paint.
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