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Old 07-14-2012, 06:16 AM   #1
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This is in 4 rooms of my house so I am looking for an easier way. I have tried scoring with the Paper Tiger and using a steamer but I am just not getting enough penetration and getting a couple square feet an hour isn't going to work. I could dry peel away the top layer but that is also quite labor intensive (the bottom layer comes away easily when moistened).

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Old 07-14-2012, 07:27 AM   #2
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This is going to be a mess if it is true grasscloth. The tiger, as you found out, is worthless for this. I'm surprised that the steamer didn't work-
here's something to try-
get the roughest sandpaper you can- i like to get the coated 36 grit belt sander belt- i will cut it to put on a hand sander- then go to town and rip up that paint.
use a garden sprayer ( paint stores sell a small pump sprayer sometimes in the wc dept that work good) and wet it real good. Let soak and rewet until it is really giving. Work in sections wetting ahead of where you are working- it is always about timing and patience.
use a variety of mudding knives to see which gets under it the best- often for me it will be a 4" flex.

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yep that's right ,a garden sprayer is a must .my old one gave out after many years. just had to buy a new one .i got it a lowes in garden dept. its an ortho and sells for about 15 bucks.dragging a saw over it , scraper anything you can do to allow water to penetrate with out damaging the wall .you have to think out of the box on this one ,they left this chapter out ,but its very do able.
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After doing what brush said with the sand paper

SOAK SOAK SOAK and SOAK

Grass is usually one of the easiest materials to remove because it holds the removal solution well. BTW this is the best solution out there

http://www.safeandsimple.com/
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I'm really considering just re-drywalling at this point.
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if your thinking about re sheet rocking dont .i laugh to myself how people think ,oh yea ill tear it down and re rock. its not easy. you have baseboards window trim electric outlets door casing hanging taping mudding mudding again dust everywhere . its a job for a diyer . but yea it can be done . ok you had it ,i get that .of course with out seeing what your up against and i cant say for sure but i think all of the painters and paperhangers on this site could strip it no problem.get some estimates it might actually save you money in the long run
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nice information dude...

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