11:05AM | 03/30/10
Member Since: 03/29/10
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I need some input..we're moving into an old farmhouse (1840's) and the walls are old plaster. They're all covered in very old wallpaper and I'm a bit reluctant to start stripping the paper. I did this years ago and really tore up the plaster. Any ideas about how to do this successfully? Or any ideas at all!!! I'm not sure if the paper is tight enough to prime and paint, but I suppose that's always an option. New walls aren't really in the budget at this point!


04:28PM | 03/31/10
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
If the wallpaper has not been painted over it is not really to hard to remove wallpaper from plaster.

I would get some DIF remover from your local paint store and if it is not a vinyl coated paper the just apply two applications of the DIF and start scraping the paper off.


04:31PM | 03/31/10
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
Yes painting is an option but the paper neeeds to be tight and not loose for this to work. If it has not been painted then you will want to prime it with an oil based primer and then topcoat with the latex paint of your choice.


10:19PM | 02/16/12
Member Since: 02/15/12
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I am pretty glad there was no wallpaper on the wall of the farmhouse I bought over last year, seems like a huge nightmare to resolve all these problems, especially if you are not engaging a contractor to help.

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