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Old 12-12-2003, 10:43 AM   #1
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Tim Bodine has written an excellent DIY - How To Guide that can be found here: Hanging a Wallpaper Border

If you have any questions about this guide please post it here in this thread.

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hi i was wondering if you could give me some tips about taking down a wallpaper border.

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Old 02-27-2004, 04:53 PM   #3
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Taking it down is the fun part. Peel off the top layer exposing the paper backing thats stuck to the wall. Using some wallpaper remover in a small spray bottle wet the paper liner a couple times to trigger the release of the glue. Using a 3" sharp scraper gently remove the we liner making sure to keep wetting ahead of your work direction. After its all off scrub the walls with a mixture of TSP powder and hot water (use rubber gloves) to remove any residue or gobs of the old paste.
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If you are going to paint over it even if you have washed it you may need to prime the area with an oil-based primer to prevent reactivation of the boarder glue by a water-based paint.
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That is true Stelablu. If the paste comes off fairly easy, I use Zinsser's Gardz or DrawTite by Scotch Paints too. They both work great, dry fast, and apply much easier than oil products.
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I'll second the vote for Gardz, great stuff!! I highly recommend it!!
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My paperhangers insist on Zinsser B-I-N. I don't ask, just do.
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Sounds like the help has the boss well trained Teeterbilt. :D And what makes you the guy the quality help wants to work for, there be method to your madness.
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Housedocs, I use 4 paperhangers with a combined experience of 115 yrs and one of them is 3rd generation. How could I possibly argue?
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:D How could you indeed!
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Removing wallpaper is a PITA. I just moved into a place with 14 yr old paper on one wall (about 8ftx12ft). Even with chems, it took me 6 hours to get it all off. NEVER again...

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