February 7, 2014
Hello Ernie, Depending on the condition of your walls after priming, you may also have to "skim coat" walls, or fill in imperfections by hand with a smoother. If your walls are in good condition, you just need to wait until the primer is completely dry...24-36 hours.
Typically, an oil-base primer like KILZ® Original is recommended for priming over wallpaper, preparing (or "sizing") a surface for wallpaper or priming after wallpaper removal. If you prefer working with a water-base primer, we recommend you use our new technology water-base primer KILZ MAX™. Using an oil-base to stop the reaction of the glue (which can cause bubbling/crackling effect) from the wallpaper and the latex paint is the traditional approach. We've had success with MAX™ performing over adhesive residue which is what causes the bubbling/crackling effect some people see. We have good data that shows MAX™ works for this type of project. We recommend trying MAX™ over a small test area.
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