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Posted by David on January 9th, 2003 07:45 AM
In reply to wall paper by Tommy Dodson on January 9th, 2003 02:24 AM [Go to top of thread]

Tommy, if this is a vinyl faced paper you'll need to peel the surface or score it first with a PaperTiger, but it sounds like plain paper.

In a pump-up garden sprayer, mix a solution of distilled white vinegar and warm water; 1 cup vinegar per gallon of water.

Spray the mixture onto the paper in 4' wide areas and let soak for 5 minutes, then respray. After another 5 to 10 minutes, scrape the paper with a 4 to 6" wide putty knife. It should easily release. It varies paper to paper how wet you'll need to get it, so it may need a third coat and a little more time.

Have some rags handy to mop up excess water that runs to the floor, and after a section is cleaned I like to use a large sponge dipped in warm water to wash any remaining glue residue off the wall.

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