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removing BAD foil wallpaper

Posted by Jan on January 12th, 2003 01:26 PM
In reply to how to remove and wallpaper that is foil by heidi nikol on July 24th, 2002 02:58 PM [Go to top of thread]

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My friend Jane gave me a great suggestion for removing some very difficult foil wallpaper. I had tried scoring the wallpaper, treatment with DIF, and steaming, all to no avail. The *%*&^$# stuff came off in tiny bits and I was gouging the wallboard. Jane suggested that I sand the wallpaper first, and it worked like a charm! I used 100 grit (fairly coarse) sandpaper and a small electric sander. The sandpaper took off a lot of the foil surface, so the steamer could work on the glue. I didn't need to score the wallpaper, and it came off in big sheets.

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