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Blu Tack

Discussion in 'Preparation - ways to go about it.' started by RonyT, Nov 10, 2019.

  1. RonyT

    RonyT PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    I've got to price up a job and one of the kids bedrooms is covered in stickers and posters with a lot of Blu Tack and general sticker glue.

    What would your recommendation be to rid the walls of the contaminants ?
    It's not just the odd bit here and there, All four walls are going to be covered in the sticky oily crapola. :scared:

    Cheers in advance.
  2. Wayners

    Wayners Happy to be alive. Bar Member

    Virosol or citrus cleaner of some sort..I've found a good wash is all that's needed. Never had it stain through paint myself. wb stain blocker over if you feel it needs it. Be interested to hear if anyone has had stains through from blu tac
  3. ahenrypd

    ahenrypd PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    This may have mentioned before. Sand the c**p out of the walls.
  4. Sprayandrun

    Sprayandrun PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    I had a few commercials with it (plus thousands of staples), removed it then coverstained it all to be safe.
    To remove just used a hamilton scraper, to memory.
  5. greenpainting

    greenpainting Jolly Green Giant Bar Member

    I would get the home owner to keep the contaminants out of the room while you get on and remove the blu tack :rolleyes:
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  6. KLHTim

    KLHTim PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    I did a thread on this a few months ago. Same scenario, roll off what you can with excess blutack, quick wipe with 50% virosol soaked cloth & hit the bejesus out of it with a 120g on the deros! 2 coats of v/matt went over it no bother. I reckon its one of those things you can overthink.
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  7. RonyT

    RonyT PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Thanks chaps :doff:

    That's my favorite passtime !
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  8. KLHTim

    KLHTim PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Me too! Its a common theme in my life!
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