A friend of mine has bought a house and in the kitchen there is a vinyl like material 4' up the wall in the kitchen. It resembles vinyl, but the backing looks a lot like tar paper. The problem is that when trying to peel it off, the plaster is coming off also. There are some areas that the backing will not even come off. I tried a heat gun, but it does not work at all. I was wondering if there is a product or technique that will help ease the work of removing this material. I was also told that it does contain asbestis. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.