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Depending on what's hanging, (I don't know if the picture, or whatever, is still hanging, or if you just have 'hooks' left to remove), you can consider using a hair dryer and a single-edge razor blade. After that, try some Skin So Soft on a cotton ball to remove any residue. Try all this on a piece of tape that's NOT as conspicious as the others (like in a corner or on a shaded wall.) You may end up having to prime (yes, at least prime the spots) and paint the wall anyways because of the 'discolorations' over time. The wall may have faded.
Use Thin Spackle to 'patch' the spots where you removed the paint and/or paper from the drywall. This is a whole, different job (probably requiring its own post.)
My best to ya and hope this helps.
Jay J -Moderator
You can also use mineral spirits, lighter fluid, or one of two products called "Goo-Gone" or "Goof Off" that chemically dissolves the tape glue so as to make it easier to remove, as well.
[This message has been edited by 1stHome (edited July 31, 2001).]