Pesky wallpaper paste!

14 May 2006
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United Kingdom
Here's a good one...

I recently redecorated my bathroom - I removed the existing wallpaper, washed the walls down with sugar soap until I my right arm was like Geoff Capes's, then rinsed them off too. I then painted the walls with water based emulsion and I am pleased with the finish. However, whenever somebody has a bath or shower and steam condenses on the walls they become tacky, as if a residue of wallpaper paste is migrating through the paint. Does anybody know how this can be overcome without replastering/repapering the room? Is there any sealant or special paint one could use? Any solutions greatly appreciated.
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