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Wagamama

08:38AM | 07/25/04
Member Since: 07/24/04
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I'm trying to remove the wallpaper from my parents bedroom to no avail. The wallpaper resists being pulled off and I have tried everything from vinegar to professional removing chemicals. The worst part is when it finally does come off, it leaves behind this blue "stuff". underneath the blue stuff is actuall wall (a chalky wall). what is this blue stuff and how can i get it off? also, any advice on how remove the wallpaper?

Thanks!!

julton02

06:18PM | 07/25/04
Member Since: 07/24/04
6 lifetime posts
I moved into a house covered with wallpaper in every room. The spray on stripper that works like magic for other people didn't do anything for me after scoring the paper, it still stuck fast to the wall. So I got sick of waiting a half hour for it to work and invested in a wallpaper steamer. It's quick and works well - I think they run about $50 at the store.

If you don't want to go that route, I saw a home improvement show this weekend where they scored the old wallpaper and used fabric softener instead of paste remover and it took the paper right off the wall in big sheets. I have yet to try that one, but thought I'd mention it.

The blue chalky stuff - I have no idea, but after you steam the paper off, you'll want to wash the old glue residue off, sand, spackle, and prime with a high-hiding primer. It's worked well for me. Good luck!
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