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clarson

01:33PM | 04/09/00
Member Since: 04/08/00
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We've recently purchased a home that has one wall covered with cork squares, and they've been on for over 20 years. How do we remove the cork, keeping the wall intact?

Keleka

10:45PM | 05/15/00
Member Since: 05/15/00
19 lifetime posts
I would try steam (maybe from an iron) to loosen the adhesive, then scraping with a plastic trowel. It works great for wall coverings.

mayotte

11:26AM | 07/20/00
Member Since: 07/19/00
4 lifetime posts
We had a cork wall to remove as well. They had glued and nails the cork over the drywall. We ended up scraping/pealing the cork off. We could not find any solvents that loosened the glue. We ended up skim-coating entire wall and refinishing.
If I had it to do over, I would just rip out the drywall and install new drywall. It is much easier and looks better when finished.

Good Luck.

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