01:02PM | 08/10/07
Member Since: 08/09/07
1 lifetime posts
I live in an old house and it appears they have painted over wallpaper because it looks like it is starting to buckle underneath. I have this throughout the house. When you rub your hand over it, it is not raised however when you look at under good light, you can see that something is there and it looks very tacky. I'm pretty certain they painted over it numerous times. What is a simple, cheap way to remove the wallpaper underneath the paint so that I can paint again and it look nice on a "flat surface"? Does that Wallwic product work? If so, can I get it at Home Depot or do I have to order over the internet?


04:04PM | 08/10/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
"What is a simple, cheap way to remove the wallpaper underneath the paint so that I can paint again and it look nice on a "flat surface"?"

a can of gas and a book of matches does not cost much and is simple to use.

However the rebuilding cost might be high.

but that is the only simple and cheap way that I know of to remove painted WP.

actually that is not true, the tools don't cost much and the work is simple. JUST TEDIOUS AND HARD.

I did a google on wallwic and will I have not sued it I doubt that it is magic.

Paper scorers and soaking solutions are common and available at any hardware, paint, or home horror store.

there is some logic to using the sheets to help hold in the moisture, but I doubt that it is magic.

I have done maybe 20 different removals including a couple that where painted.

each one is different.

and plan on doing a lot of drywall repairs after you get the WP off.


Post a reply as Anonymous

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



Post_new_button or Login_button

Melt a rainbow of crayons with a hairdryer for a funky and fun pumpkin. Beforehand, try painting the pumpkin in a bright c... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... A kitchen in a greenhouse—who wouldn't enjoy spending time in this light-filled space? Details that enhance the conservato... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... The Infinite Artisan Fire Bowl from Eldorado Outdoor is made from glass-fiber reinforced concrete, and offered in Oak Barr... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon