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Old 05-04-2004, 08:26 AM   #1
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Question OT:How to remove wallpaper

well bought myself a place now i need to remove the wallpaper in one of the rooms and repaint it so i need a quick and painless way to get the damm... thing off. i hear soap and warm water is good anyone try this method ? any help would good thanks
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Old 05-04-2004, 09:13 AM   #2
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trust me, it's not easy to do

www.onthehouse.com/qa/234
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Old 05-04-2004, 01:02 PM   #3
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Buy a wall paper steamer... it'll peel right off. Then follow it up with a TSP wash, then a layer of primer, then two coats of thepaint of your choice.
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Old 05-04-2004, 01:13 PM   #4
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Buy a wall paper steamer...
... or rent one.
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Old 05-04-2004, 02:40 PM   #5
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when i was young, my mom used a kettle (the ones w/out the automatic cut off) so i kept steaming away =D



sooo sooo so ghett0 =D but effective =D
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Old 05-04-2004, 04:01 PM   #6
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when i was young, my mom used a kettle (the ones w/out the automatic cut off) so i kept steaming away =D



sooo sooo so ghett0 =D but effective =D


Man, that's pretty dangerous! You could have easily been burned by the hot water.

Another "ghetto" suggestion would be to use a steam iron to steam off the wallpaper. Might as well iron your clothes on the wall at the same time too!

Renting would be my suggestion. You can go to Home Depot and rent that sort of stuff.

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Old 05-04-2004, 04:18 PM   #7
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Ugh, my entire condo was wall to wall wallpaper when I bought it. It was vinyl stuff so first I had to peel the vinyl layer off to expose the paper backing. Then I used warm water mixed with wallpaper remover (Dif?) to take of the paper. In the end I discovered warm water alone seemed to work just as well.

Anyhow, the sight of wallpaper makes me these days.
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Old 05-04-2004, 04:48 PM   #8
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Apparently you can take the stuff off with some fabric softener and a decent sprayer...

http://rlflomaster.com/sprayers/wallpaper.htm

Upshot is that once you get this sprayer, you can use it to cool down your tires at an autocross, too!
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Old 05-04-2004, 06:19 PM   #9
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Yeah i hate the wallpaper 2
The stuff i tried is called SHUR OFF (wallpaper remover)
And i bought it from "Color your world" $3.29
Oh ya and it worked
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Old 05-08-2004, 08:22 AM   #10
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thanks for the help guys, i think i'll rent a steamer from Homedepo
and maybe try the Shur off as well

any idea how much it will cost to rent the steamer ?
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