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mmc

07:19AM | 10/10/00
Member Since: 10/09/00
1 lifetime posts
Help. I am trying to remove the wallpaper in our foyer. The top layer has ripped off nicely and I used DIF gel to remove the paper backing and glue. However, I have now encountered some type of primer or paint that was put over foil wallpaper. I can't seem to get through the paint no matter what I try. I tried to paper tiger the paint but the gel won't penetrate. The best I can do is to try to score down to the foil and scrape it out little by little, but it is taking forever. The local hardware store says I can't take off the foil. Any suggestions???

BobF

10:44AM | 10/16/00
Member Since: 10/19/98
223 lifetime posts
How old is this wallpaper? Evidently, you didn't put it up or paint over it?

I ask because I encountered a similar situation in my first house. After spending a day we slowly realized that it wasn't wallpaper afterall. It was a printed masonite product - yes, masonite with the pattern printed on it. We were slowly removing the msonite!

Jennifer Stokes

01:36PM | 01/14/01
Member Since: 01/13/01
4 lifetime posts
Hi I have had this problem too. I found my living room walls had two layers of old pink wall paper and two layers of latex paint. I did your steps as well with no luck.

My solution worked very well. It took time but it was worth it. I carfully used a metal cased razor blade to cut squares and then diagonals in the wall covering. Then I soaked with DIF. I left it and moved to new section. 20 minutes to a half hour it came right off.

Tips: use news paper on the floors to catch the wet paper. Also use an adjustable blade, making sure it is not to far out. The blade only needs to cut to the paper. Do not beat at the walls you could damage them. Also please be careful with the blades.

Jen

Jennifer Stokes

01:37PM | 01/14/01
Member Since: 01/13/01
4 lifetime posts
Hi I have had this problem too. I found my living room walls had two layers of old pink wall paper and two layers of latex paint. I did your steps as well with no luck.

My solution worked very well. It took time but it was worth it. I carfully used a metal cased razor blade to cut squares and then diagonals in the wall covering. Then I soaked with DIF. I left it and moved to new section. 20 minutes to a half hour it came right off.

Tips: use news paper on the floors to catch the wet paper. Also use an adjustable blade, making sure it is not to far out. The blade only needs to cut to the paper. Do not beat at the walls you could damage them. Also please be careful with the blades.

Jen

Jennifer Stokes

01:37PM | 01/14/01
Member Since: 01/13/01
4 lifetime posts
Hi I have had this problem too. I found my living room walls had two layers of old pink wall paper and two layers of latex paint. I did your steps as well with no luck.

My solution worked very well. It took time but it was worth it. I carfully used a metal cased razor blade to cut squares and then diagonals in the wall covering. Then I soaked with DIF. I left it and moved to new section. 20 minutes to a half hour it came right off.

Tips: use news paper on the floors to catch the wet paper. Also use an adjustable blade, making sure it is not to far out. The blade only needs to cut to the paper. Do not beat at the walls you could damage them. Also please be careful with the blades.

Jen

Jennifer Stokes

01:38PM | 01/14/01
Member Since: 01/13/01
4 lifetime posts
Hi I have had this problem too. I found my living room walls had two layers of old pink wall paper and two layers of latex paint. I did your steps as well with no luck.

My solution worked very well. It took time but it was worth it. I carfully used a metal cased razor blade to cut squares and then diagonals in the wall covering. Then I soaked with DIF. I left it and moved to new section. 20 minutes to a half hour it came right off.

Tips: use news paper on the floors to catch the wet paper. Also use an adjustable blade, making sure it is not to far out. The blade only needs to cut to the paper. Do not beat at the walls you could damage them. Also please be careful with the blades.

Jen



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