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tough wallpaper

Posted by pb on November 6th, 1999 02:33 PM
In reply to stripping wallpaper from under paint by yvonne on November 6th, 1999 09:49 AM [Go to top of thread]

my experience is that older wallpapers or ones that are painted over simply take a whole lot more scoring and soaking than most people think.Any tool that will tear thru the paint and into the paper, but not mar the wall, will do. a wire brush wheel on a drill could work. tear up the paper alot, then soak it alot. I use a big pump up garden sprayer and flood the abraded paper thoroughly, then 10-15 min later do it again, then again, then again.go on to other areas in the meantime. 30-40 min, sometimes more, of thorough soaking, with old sheets or towels along the bottom of the wall to catch the runoff. There are also enzyme additives for the water that will help attack the glue. After all that, a wide putty knife strips it real quick and clean

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