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Thread: Removing Wallpaper
01-04-2006, 08:45 PM #1
I was wondering if anyone knew how to remove wallpaper? We recently
purchased a home whose previous owners LOVED wallpaper. In some rooms there
are even two clashing wallpapers, one for the border one for the walls. I'm
sure that she found it lovely, but my hubby and I agree that it must go. He
has a couple of weeks off so it's a project that we'd like to take care of.
Thanks a lot.
01-04-2006, 08:45 PM #2
I spray the wallpaper with vinegar water (50-50) and then peel it off - with
lots of elbow grease . I also heard fabric softener works, but I've
never tried it.
01-04-2006, 08:46 PM #3
I used to use 2 vaporizers ......the kind you use when your children had
colds and need to breath. I would put them in the room for a couple of hours
and then start peeling the paper off.......sometimes I still needed a spray
bottle of water for those hard to peel parts.
01-04-2006, 08:46 PM #4
We had great success with heating it up with a blow dryer and then gently
running a scraper between the paper and the wall. be prepared for some real
surprizes when you remove the paper- sometimes poeple put it up to hide some
pretty major cracks in the drywall.
01-04-2006, 08:47 PM #5
I just wanted to let you know, a friend of mine that works at Home Depot says
they sell something called the tiger something or other, that you run it over
the paper, and it makes tiny little holes that pull the paper from the
DH said that he and his step brother soaked their bedroom (ugly) wall paper
with vinegar and water, and it came right off!