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Bedroom wall question

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by Carlos B, 27 Oct 2018.

  1. Carlos B

    Carlos B

    27 Oct 2018
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    United Kingdom

    I am decorating a bedroom and having hired a wallpaper steam-stripper to remove the wallpaper, I stripped the wallpaper. Once the wallpaper was off there were parts of the wall where there appeared to be a pink-ish layer, underneath that there was some brownish stuff. It all seemed pretty stuck on so I just sanded and cleaned. But when I started painting, the pinkish stuff and the brownish stuff just came off on to the roller. Underneath that there is a greyish layer which I think is the actual plaster. I'm guessing the brown stuff is old wallpaper paste, and i saw online that a good way to get rid of it is to use hot soapy water. I tried this - and it loosened the pink and brown layers a bit - but only slightly. How can I quickly get this large wall ready to paint?
    I think my options are:
    1) Hire or buy a steam stripper and use it to remove these layers, being careful not to destroy the underlying plaster.
    2) Try a chemical approach, like sugar soap or stripper

    Please see photos.

    Please help.

    Many thanks,

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  3. Iamchamps


    24 Sep 2016
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    United Kingdom
    Get a plasterer in to skim it? Nice smooth and ready then.
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