10:40AM | 09/04/02
Member Since: 09/02/02
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We are beginning a bathroom project and we have run into a headache with the existing wallpaper. The paper appears to be on top of paint. There are at least 4 layers of paint underneath as the house is 60 years old.

We are attempting to strip it by scoring it with scoring tool and generously covering it with DIF spray wallpaper stripper. After letting it stand for about 20 minutes and attempting to remove the paper it come off in small uneven pieces and most of the time the surface tears from the glued part. I assume there are other stripping techniques that may be more effective.

Any ideas?


01:34AM | 09/06/02
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
It sounds as if you have what is called a peelable paper and the face comes off and leaves the backing. You can try and pull the face off with out the remover and then use the remover on the backing.
Hope this helps.


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