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RE: Removing wallpaper

Posted by Mark Simon on January 17th, 2002 04:02 PM
In reply to removing wall paprer paste after the walll paper is removed by Bob Biser on January 15th, 2002 06:44 PM [Go to top of thread]

I find adding a little fabric softener to the water helps to remove the wallpaper backing/glue.

Gently wiping down the wallpaper with the mixture before pulling it off also seems to help leave less of the backing/glue stuck to the wall. This means less scraping ;-) For some of the tougher spots, gently wetting it down, letting it soak in a few minutes, then wetting again (all over the course of, oh, 5-10 minutes) helped with.

Don't oversoak, of course, or the plaster board/drywall will let go of the outer layer. This means more spackling later ;-(

-- Mark

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