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08:09AM | 05/29/03
Member Since: 04/13/03
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I recently purchased a home in which the foyer, living room, dining room and hallway are all wallpapered from head to toe.... the foyer and hallway even have wallpaper on the ceiling!! Since this is obviously going to be a very time consuming project I would like to make sure I use the most effective technique. Any suggestions?



10:27AM | 05/29/03
Member Since: 03/04/03
3 lifetime posts
Score the wallpaper as recommended using a wallpaper scoring tool.

Pull the Weedsprayer out of the garage... Fill it 3/4 full of hot hot hot water.. Dump in 1 cup of Downey Liquid Fabric Softener.. Shake well.. Spray the wallpaper. Sit back for 15 minutes.. Spray again. Sit back again for 15 minutes.. Take putting knife and work out an edge wallpaper and pull.


07:19AM | 05/30/03
Member Since: 05/29/03
11 lifetime posts
is it drywall or plaster underneath? we had a hard time doing the same thing. we found that it was easiest to scrape down to the paper backing dry, and then spray with hot water and vinegar (so just as well). let that sit for a few minutes and then scape off the rest.


02:53AM | 05/31/03
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
If you have alot of paper you should go out and rent a steamer as it is the fastest way to remove paper.
But if you find that the walls were not primed and or sized and you are tearing off the face paper of the drywall you may want to leave the paper up and paint over it, that is if it is on the walls tight. You can keep on going but you will have extensive repair of the walls.


09:24AM | 09/03/04
Member Since: 09/18/03
33 lifetime posts
I don't know if this will help, but when I was young (many years ago) I helped my father remove wallpaper from all the walls in our apartment. I recall using a solution of vinegar and water, but Iim not sure about the amount ratio. I think it was 1 part vinegar to 1 part water. Anyway, we applied it liberally with a large sponge, soaking the wallpaper. We then used a scraper to start, and it came off very easily.



05:44AM | 09/04/04
Member Since: 09/03/04
4 lifetime posts
the way we do it, dry strip whatever we can. then we use a large sprayer with wallpaper remover and extremely hot water. spray over an area and let it soak it . using a sharp putty knife remove paper. if necessary re-spray areas. then using wallpaper remover and vinegar wash off glue. good luck its alot of work!!!

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