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Old 01-30-2011, 05:37 PM   #1
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removing wallpaper

How do I remove wallpaper that has been glued onto the wall? Would steam work?


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Old 01-30-2011, 05:55 PM   #2
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Steam will work---First try the simplest method,however---

Go to the store and buy a bottle of DIF wall paper remover (It's a soapy enzyme that softens the wall paper paste)

Also get a paper scorer --(round plastic tool with little gears)-That will quickly poke a thousand little holes through the face of the paper so the water and DIF can reach the paste.

You will get the paper wet using the water/Dif solution--when the paste softens--remove the paper with a wide putty knife----clean the remaining paste off the wall with a green scrub pad and soapy water.

Wipe with clear water after the paste is scrubbed off.

I use a plastic garden spray pump--less messy than applying the DIF with a sponge or paint roller.

Some drywall patching may be needed-----Plenty of posts here on that---Mike---


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