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Old 02-03-2013, 08:46 PM   #1
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What is the best method to remove wallpaper ?
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:47 PM   #2
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The kitchen is only 10 x 10 a very small area . Contract already signed.
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vinigar and downy and hot water
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So you bid the job to remove the WP and now don't know how to do it?


Why does it have to be removed?
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I use Donwy and warm water. Best I've ever used.

Never tried it with vinegar.

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So you bid the job to remove the WP and now don't know how to do it?
I usually score the walls and use DIFF before I joined contractor talk.

Why does it have to be removed?
The customer wants it removed.
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Removing wallpaper is a pain in the butt which is why I am asking for a quick method . Do I need to score if I am using dounty?
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Rent a steamer.
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Removing wallpaper is not rocket science , I am just looking for helpful tips I estimated 10 hours to remove . Once again as I stated it is a small room.
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Removing wallpaper is not rocket science , I am just looking for helpful tips I estimated 10 hours to remove . Once again as I stated it is a small room.
10 hours should be fine. You might have some wall repair to do. Get the steamer and peel away. Just think of the knowledge you will bring to the next one.
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Sometimes you get lucky and can remove the face of the wall paper in sheets, leaving some paper and adhesive. Then, hit it with a pump sprayer with plain water and wipe off with a towel. (This usually only works if the wall was painted before it was papered.) Anyway, it's worth a try before you score it. I've done entire rooms in about an hour or two with this method.
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Removing wallpaper is a pain in the butt which is why I am asking for a quick method . Do I need to score if I am using dounty?
Not if it is paper. If it is vinyl try to peel the face sheet. A good wash down is all it takes.

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My favored method: TSP, warm water and sponge. Give the TSP solution time to work & keep it damp. Wear gloves! TSP will cause eczema over time. When the TSP has softened the paste it should be a cinch to strip.
Any good paint or hardware store carries TSP.
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Hands down the best wallpaper removal solution out there:

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Not if it is paper. If it is vinyl try to peel the face sheet. A good wash down is all it takes.

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Generally speaking, the face sheet of the vinyl tears away quite easily. What I hate is those 4-6 layered jobs, or worse, painted over!
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Prowallguy: I notice you put "paper hanging" first, does that mean you prefer paper over paint. Me, I only do paper hanging because it comes with the territory, I prefer painting and wood refinishing.
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Paperhanging is my specialty, and I prefer it.
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Generally speaking, the face sheet of the vinyl tears away quite easily. What I hate is those 4-6 layered jobs, or worse, painted over!
Try Downy, you will be surprised how well it works.

I hate when you have to repaint and it pops the paper you did not know was there, happened to me a few weeks ago.

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