Commercial Grade Wallpaper Steamer

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Old 01-05-2006, 05:46 PM   #1
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Commercial Grade Wallpaper Steamer

I need a commercial grade wallpaper steamer. Home Depot and Lowe's only carry the "Harry the Homeowner" model.

Any suggestion's on where I can find one would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 01-05-2006, 06:00 PM   #2
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Re: Commercial Grade Wallpaper Steamer

How big do you want?

I just hose the walls with a garden sprayer set on fine and keep them damp.
IMHO DIF makes no dif. Heat doesn't either, how long does that heat last once it hits the walls?

Wet takes off paper. I take it off in the same way that it went up, in full sheets (most of the time). Mylars and vinyls need to be peeled first.

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Old 01-05-2006, 06:23 PM   #3
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Re: Commercial Grade Wallpaper Steamer

What do you mean by 'commercial grade'?
If you are talking commercial vinyl, no steamer necessary, just pull it down.
If you are talking just a professional grade steamer for residential goods, don't waste your money. All the companies that I know of that do removal only won't even mess with them. 12"-18" sq in. ain't enough area to work on at a time, plus it eats drywall and ruins woodwork. As Teetor said, a garden pump sprayer is the only way to go. Over protect the floors and soak, soak, soak some more.
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Old 01-06-2006, 03:17 AM   #4
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Re: Commercial Grade Wallpaper Steamer

Thanks much to both of you for your rapid reply.

Customer has notified me that he has changed his mind and wants to keep the paper.


But then again I was looking forward to that T & M rate!!!!!!!!

Well, back to what I do best.

Thanks again.

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