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littlemidvillegirl

11:38AM | 06/19/04
Member Since: 06/18/04
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I need help!!! We are trying to do something with our kitchen wall. There seems to be two layers of wallpaper over drywall. These layers have been there for over 10 years. I would love to paint the walls, but, to be honest, I don't want to have to remove the wallpaper, not to mention it can tear my walls up. Is there anything I can do to make this work? Should I peel the vinyl part off of the top layer of the wallpaper and leave the rest, put a primer over it and hope that the paint doesn't peel off?????? I would really appreciate any advice.

5slb6

04:59PM | 06/20/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
I would try and remove the paper in a out of the way spot to see if it will come off without tearing up the walls. If the walls were painted and or sized before the paper was put up it should come off fairly easy.

Let us know how it goes.

littlemidvillegirl

06:13AM | 06/21/04
Member Since: 06/18/04
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I have tried that also. I can get the vinyl part off the top layer of wallpaper and most of the backing of the top layer, but the second layer of paper is really hanging on to the wallboard. I have messed up a couple of spots by peeling off the wallboard, so I will have to fix those before I can paint. Thank you for your advice. I will stay on it and see what I can do.
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