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shorty68

02:33PM | 10/25/03
Member Since: 05/04/03
10 lifetime posts
Bvbrush
Hi,

Do you have any suggestions? We scored the wallpaper and then sprayed on DIF. We used the wallpaper removal tool, but the wallpaper is not coming off. We have no idea what kind of adhesive was used when the wallpaper was put up. Any suggestions?

-E

David Balderston

04:33PM | 10/25/03
Member Since: 10/17/03
7 lifetime posts
Shorty68,

I made my living hanging ( and stripping ) wallpaper for 13 years. Unfortunately, there are too many things to cover on this post and I would need some answers from you first. If you would like to call me @ (678) 442-7801 I'll be glad to help.

Lawrence

03:52PM | 10/30/03
Member Since: 11/14/00
333 lifetime posts
You need to score it quite a bit, not just a little.

Moreover, the score needs to penetrate to the glue layer, not just the surface of the wallpaper (which often has several layers to it).

You might also be able to peel off the top layer of the paper, which is usually the most impervious to water.

Finally, you really need to let the DIF soak in, respray, soak, respray and soak. It is not like a chemical stripper on paint where it just immediately dissolves: it takes some time to work.

josh242usa

02:55PM | 02/29/04
Member Since: 02/28/04
1 lifetime posts
i used water and vinegar to remove my wallpaper, score the wallpaper, spray on, let soak and then use a scraper to remove.

wildcranberry

04:38PM | 04/03/04
Member Since: 04/01/04
3 lifetime posts
I saw a show about selling houses, and they recommended using fabric softener liquid to water to remove wallpaper. I tried it and it does seem to soften the paper better than other products.

Debbies21

08:26PM | 06/29/11
Member Since: 06/29/11
1 lifetime posts
I used frabic softener about 50/50 mix hot water and a sponge. I first used a spray bottle but it would not get wet enough. I used a sponge to get it wet and kept wiping it with damp sponge concentrating on seams. Waited and them started scrapping. If the paper came off but left some glue, I repeated process waited 3-4 minutes and gluey paper came off

BV002667

07:31PM | 11/27/13
After trying to use Dif and once again it didn't work I got on this web sight went to the store got vinegar 50/50 water let sit for 15 minutes then spray again let sit for another 15 minutes and you can see it working within minutes worked great
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