COMMUNITY FORUM

Wagamama

08:38AM | 07/25/04
Member Since: 07/24/04
1 lifetime posts
Bvbrush
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!
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Repurpose birthday hats to create a string of lanterns for your porch, patio, or garden. Cut the tip of the cone, punch h... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Need a window and a door in a tight space? A Dutch door with a window may be your answer. These useful doors are split hor... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... Chalkboard labels are available for sale. You can also apply chalkboard paint to pretty much any surface to create your ow... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1