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I am being defeated by psychedelic, pink, flowery wallpaper! If anyone has any great tips for getting the stuff off of the walls please get in touch. I have tried soapy, warm water and a scraper but it is clinging to the walls like a teenager in love!


  • Clare Pernice
    Posted April 3, 2011 8:58 pm 0Likes

    Here you go luv!!
    First, use a 2-gallon garden pump sprayer to soak the paper; it’s quicker than a sponge, and the liquid goes on evenly. To help the moisture penetrate the paper backing, it’s also smart to score the walls with a special perforating tool, sold at hardware stores. Really soak the surface with water, the hotter the better to help loosen the glue; in addition, there are enzyme solutions that can be added to water to break down stubborn glue.
    Wait 30 minutes or so for the water to soak in. When the wallpaper comes off with the scratch of a fingernail, it’s ready to be scraped. There are tools designed specifically for this task, but a stiff putty knife or even an old spatula may do the trick, too.

  • Kate
    Posted April 4, 2011 6:04 am 0Likes

    Ay-up, have you got a steamer???? I assumed you must have, but you mentioned a sponge…
    If not, borrow my bright pink one, or get one from any brico place, v.cheap, and essential for on going wallpaper removal…
    Will come over soon!!!!
    K.M.E xxx

    • lamaisondurire
      Posted April 21, 2011 11:28 am 0Likes

      Just saw this comment!! A friend kindly sent me hers and boy does it make a difference. We texted you yesterday as we were in Limoux sorry not to catch up. Come and see us soon xxx

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