removing stubborn wallpaper
I suggest this as if you get the paper off you will do so much damage to the walls you will to skim coat the entire wall with joint compound and this just more work than you need to do in my opinion.
First, score the paper in one to two inch horizontal strips (seam to seam) with a utility knife. Next, apply a gel based wallpaper remover and let sit for about 10 minutes. Then, take a wallpaper steamer and apply steam to one scored edge for about 10 seconds. Use your fingernails to pick off the top layer of the wallpaper and pull across pulling the entire top layer strip off. Then, go back to where you started and steam the under layer (it should begin to bubble). Remove under layer with a putty knife other scraper.
This is the only way we could remove this wallpaper and it was a very grueling and messy process, but it will get it off.
Removing painted wallpaper.
removing wallpaper border
wall preparation before painting
Plaster Repairs, following with Painting/Wallpapering
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