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Old 10-10-2008, 06:20 PM   #1
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We have a bedroom with old wallpaper on it. Whats the best method to easily get it off without destroying the sheet rock.

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Old 10-10-2008, 07:18 PM   #2
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http://www.wallpaperinstaller.com/wa...stripping.html
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Old 10-11-2008, 09:06 AM   #3
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Check the link above and keep your fingers crossed.....I don't think there IS a best method to EASILY remove wallpaper. Seriously though, it will depend on whether the walls underneath were prepped or not. The few times I've removed wallpaper, they were not. Hope it's not the case for you. Be patient and resolve yourself to the fact you may need to do some drywall repair after it's all sone. Best of luck!
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On one of those home improvement shows on HGTV, I remember a designer saying that in her experience, a combination of water and fabric softener was the most advantageous. Not sure of the mix but perhaps something you can try to find online?

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The link chrisn supplied is the best, most accurate, way to describe the process
Exactly the way I would have described it

Although I have "heard" through the net about the fabric softener, I've never actually known a real contractor using that method

It might work I suppose, but not often enough to be an SOP for pros

Please keep in mind HGTV is for entertainment and ratings
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I tried many things. the steamer worked best for me in the kitchen. In the bathrooms, the steam thing didn't work that well, but the paper tiger and the nasty caustic chemical goop worked really well. Not sure why the difference, but both methods were annoying, time consuming, and messy. Wall paper removal is one of those things well worth paying someone else to do in my opinion.

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Old 10-12-2008, 09:11 AM   #7
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Well stated Joe. I've only done wallpaper removal a couple of times for customers and never came out on it. My help made more than I did. (It was for very good/repeat customers though.) I've sworn I won't do it again other than at my own house. I'll leave it to someone who does it for a living.
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I have done a few jobs with wallpaper stripping. If the walls are plaster then it is a dream, if they are drywall then it is a real pain in the but and sometimes easier to just rip out the walls. DIF has always worked great and if we run out of it then we used warm water and vinegar.
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I've tried a couple of different products and one seems about as good as another.....again, it all comes down to how the walls were prepped before the wallpaper went on.
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but the paper tiger and the nasty caustic chemical goop worked really well.

I've tried a couple of different products and one seems about as good as another.....again, it all comes down to how the walls were prepped before the wallpaper went on.

As stated,it is all in the matter of initial prep of the walls but for a better removal solution try this product, it is far superior than home made or other caustic chemicals

http://www.safeandsimple.com/
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I'm willing to give it a try if I ever have a mental lapse and agree to strip wallpaper again. I've bookmarked the page, 'cause somewhere down the line I'm sure a relative or friend will con me into it........thanks for the tip chrisn.
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