Painting over sellotape marks

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  1. Jameswren

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    I need to re-paint a room with marks / adhesive residue from some sellotape.

    Do I need to do any prep before painting? I was going to try and remove the residue (maybe a damp cloth) then sand lightly before painting. Is this sufficient or do I need to do something else? I have some Zinsser BIN - is that necessary?
     
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    Try rubbing it with turps first, this might dissolve the residue.
     
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    Will that be ok to paint over with emulsion?
     
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    A squirt of WD 40 can work then wash off

    or wipe the marks with a solution of Paint Brush Cleaner and water .
     
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    Scape it off and just touch up with filler. Don't put solvents on it.
     
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