I have finally finished removing the wallpaper!
In my last wallpaper removal post, I talked about scraping off the wallpaper and then taking inventory of the walls.
Now is a good time to wash the walls.
Yes. Wash. The. Walls.
This is one of the most important things you can do to prepare the wall for the painting. Washing the walls is simple, but a bit of work. Fill a bucket halfway with warm water. Add a splash of vinegar and get a sponge.
Rinse the sponge in the bucket and squeeze out most of the moisture. Now, bring the sponge to the wall and using a circular motion, rub the walls as if you were cleaning glass. Do this gently. Do this until you can't see any more streaks from the adhesive. Now let the wall dry. This can be overnight or longer, depending on the temperature and humidity.
After the spackle is dry, sand it if necessary to make the repairs flat. Dust.
Tape off any trim and lay down drop cloths.
It is quite important to purchase good quality paint.