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Old 01-26-2006, 10:57 PM   #1
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Wallpaper Removal Question

Good day everryone. I was asked to remove some wallpaper from a ladies kitchen. I went there and banged on the wall, it is definately a sheetrock wall not the old hard plaster walls I am used to in the east. My question is if I saturate the wallpaper with hot water to try and remove it won't that cause the paper on the sheetrock underneath to bubble and become damaged? I am not even sure how to bid such a job since I cannot predict what will happen until I actually start peeling the wallpaper. I tried to peel a little piece off to see how easy or stubborn it might be and it is stubborn. Any suggestions on how to approach this?
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Old 01-27-2006, 06:40 AM   #2
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Re: Wallpaper Removal Question

Sure try a spot
If it was put on properly (over primer or paint) it should come off with spray bottle squirts of water and some scraping
I'll use a steamer sometimes

The only reason removal should lift the sheetrock paper is if it was put up directly on the sheetrock, a big no-no, but possible
Then you'll have to play it by ear
Try a few spots and see if it is possible to salvage most of the drywall and skim coat the damaged
(which may not be...desirable... if it rips up most of the sheetrock paper)


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Old 01-30-2006, 03:19 PM   #4
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thanks slickshift and chris n for answering my wallpaper question. I have not even heard from the customer so maybe she changed her mind, but thank you both for your help.
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