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bevsexton

07:19PM | 05/27/03
Member Since: 05/26/03
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I have just removed old wallpaper with a fabric backing. There are a million wallpaper tacks in the beadboard walls that are behind the wallpaper. Any good advice on removing them?

joed

06:05AM | 05/28/03
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
What are wallpaper tacks? All wallpaper I have seen is glued up.

bevsexton

06:37AM | 05/28/03
Member Since: 05/26/03
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They are simply tiny little tacks that were used about 100 years ago to hang wallpaper. This house is 105 years old.

willies all thumbs

06:46PM | 05/30/03
Member Since: 10/03/02
55 lifetime posts
the tacks held cheese cloth (called canvas) to wooden walls. the wallpaper was then glued to the "canvas" Im 100 years old so I should know

bevsexton

04:33AM | 05/31/03
Member Since: 05/26/03
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So do you have any suggestion as to a good way to remove them?

BV012684

06:26PM | 08/27/16
Hi,
The only way I have found is to pull them, I use a thin stiff
scraper and hammer underneath an edge & work them out, time consuming & labor intensive, only doing it so I can paint one accent wall alongside the staircase. Good luck & best wishes.

tifflowe25

10:54PM | 04/17/17
Member Since: 04/17/17
1 lifetime posts
Is this a picture of the tacks that you guys are talking about???
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