Dustless Joint Compound
EPA Regulations have strict
guidelines about LEAD dust in pre 1978 homes. There are dust free
alternatives to sanding
WALLPAPER or PAINTING
DUST FREE SANDING
a wall prevent airborne dust from going through your forced air
system or staying on your walls or ceiling
ALWAYS use a
sander attached to a vacuum
for safety and cleanliness
NOT stick to sanding dust, the walls MUST be clean
good foundation is needed for a quality Wallpaper Installation or
when PRIMING for wallpaper hanging is
An article about when
PRIMING for wallpaper hanging IS
The SIZING MISNOMER
removal on Sheetrock can be like when no primer was used
removal can be like with painted plaster when no primer was used
ALL ABOUT PRIMERS
National Guild of Professional Paperhangers
Proper wall preparation
is the first of many steps for a long lasting, beautifully wallpapered
or painted room. Make sure the surface is sound, fill any depressions,
wet sand walls, use a vacuum attachment with a sanding pad or use a
spackle knife to gently scrape bumps. Any bumps or imperfections you
feel, you will see under many papers and all painting.
surface is made of paper, what a coincidence, so is the backing of
most wallpapers. That fact established, it stands to reason that
something must be put in between the two to prevent a permanent bond,
yet give the wallpaper something secure to adhere to. In the hanging
of non-paperbacked goods i.e. cloth backed vinyl, priming is also
necessary to prevent migration of adhesive into the sheetrock. THAT IS
THE REASON PRIMERS WERE INVENTED! There are
multitudes of different primers for each type of need. For bare
sheetrock, there are primers to protect it from being permeated with
adhesive. For damaged sheetrock, there are penetrating primers that
“set-up” the surface so that the surface does not sustain any more
damage and can be repaired. For painted surfaces, there are also
primers. Give a good surface to accept adhesive so the adhesive
doesn’t just dissipate into the surface causing a poor bond. Primers
are a necessary step because they will give a good surface for the
paper to adhere to without the adhesive permeating the sheetrock and
will also allow for easy future removal with minimal wall damage. Less
paint is needed when a primer is used.
Lead paint is a problem in
some homes built before 1978. If you dry sand or scrape the painted
surfaces some lead dust may be released into the atmosphere and that
may cause a problem.
It's the Law that our industry alert the public to possible dangers.
There are safe ways of dealing with this.
Read the paint
or wallpaper installation instructions carefully.
Wallpaper manufacturers specify what will be necessary for proper
wallpaper installation, and guarantee only that which is done
correctly to their specifications.