Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    2,167
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default Removing Wallpaper

    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.

    Robin

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    2,167
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default

    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.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    2,167
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default

    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.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    2,167
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default

    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.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    2,167
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default

    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
    wall...
    DH said that he and his step brother soaked their bedroom (ugly) wall paper
    with vinegar and water, and it came right off!
    Good luck
    Dana

 

 

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •