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Megan Andersen

02:08PM | 01/19/03
Member Since: 01/18/03
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Can someone help me...I just purchased a house and in 2 of the rooms someone painted over wallpaper with texture (stucco style) paint. How do I get the paint and wallpaper off?

Jay J

03:02PM | 01/20/03
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi Megan Andersen,

This is a perfect example of why one (the previous owners) shouldn't paint over wallpaper! Now, someone (lucky you) wants to remove it.

THe key to this job is being able to get the DIF (by Zinsser), or whatever you're using to 'soften' up the glue, BEHIND the paper. If you can perforate the paper (with a Paper Tiger), then you'll need to press hard enough and perforate quite a bit to be able to get the 'stuff' behind the painted paper. Peel what you can BUT be careful NOT to peel off the drywall paper!

This job is a mess. My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

PS: God Bless America!

TchrMommy

03:04PM | 01/20/03
Member Since: 01/04/04
84 lifetime posts
You'll have to remove the wallpaper in the traditional manner. There's a circular tool used to poke little holes in the wallpaper so you can paint on some neutralizer that breaks up the adhesive. If that's successful, you can scrape the paper right off. It's messy and toxic work, I hear, so get complete instructions from the place where you buy your supplies.
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