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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Steve S, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. Steve S

    Steve S

    Jul 26, 2000
    I have to remove wallpaper from several rooms in my house. I've tried wetting the wall but it doesn't seem to help with the removal. I can tear away some of it but the rest doesn't come off. Is there something else that I can do besides scraping it off?
  2. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    Isn't there some sort of wall-paper remover substance? I have not had to do that in years but I recall buying this stuff that you sort of slather on and it loosens up the paper so you can remove it easier.
    From my recollection, it helps a whole lot but you still may have to scrape some off.
  3. that-guy


    Aug 6, 2010
  4. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
  5. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    DEP. Follow their instructions and it should come right off. Get the thing that makes holes in the paper too, it helps the product penetrate the paper. You should be able to get both at any hardware store type place.
  6. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    Dep or a damp towel and a hot iron.

    The hot iron not for use on old horsehair & plaster style walls.
  7. emor


    May 16, 2004
    Paper Tiger


    That ought to work unless it was applied to sheetrock without priming first. If that is the case, sucks to be you.
  8. Yep on the tiger. I've gotten good results using something called *Zinser* IIRC
  9. NML1986


    Feb 25, 2012
    Lincoln UK
    Wish I had one of those at the time, I just used elbow grease. :(
  10. Steve S

    Steve S

    Jul 26, 2000
  11. I do remember that if you lay into it w/the tiger there will be marks on the drywall(that showed through the paint later); let the solution soak in a bit & you won't have to work so hard.

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