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Wallpaper fun #930511
01/11/18 08:33 PM
01/11/18 08:33 PM
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rfm3 Offline OP
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Removing....peeled it all off and of course got the "stuff" left behind

Found a "recipe" of 2 cups water, 2 cups white vinegar and 1/2 cup of lemon juice.

Spray and wait

then putty knife off

Dang if it works...

problem is, I have a hankering for salad now


Ray
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Re: Wallpaper fun [Re: rfm3] #930586
01/12/18 06:09 PM
01/12/18 06:09 PM
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I always found plain old water, and a green scrubbie did the best, fastest job. We used a garden sprayer to keep the paste wet, and the Scotch-Brite pad rinsed well to avoid the gooey build-up.

To avoid adhesion problems with the paint, let the wall dry, and use a wet finger to test for slippery, sticky paste left behind.


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Re: Wallpaper fun [Re: mommapup.] #930597
01/12/18 07:55 PM
01/12/18 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted By mommapup.
I always found plain old water, and a green scrubbie did the best, fastest job. We used a garden sprayer to keep the paste wet, and the Scotch-Brite pad rinsed well to avoid the gooey build-up.

Same here, with the addition of a PaperTiger. The homemade brews never seemed to improve anything for me.

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Re: Wallpaper fun [Re: CabinConnection] #930602
01/12/18 08:50 PM
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rfm3 Offline OP
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Well I hate wallpaper and stupid is as stupid does, we took the old wallpaper off years back and...yes, put new stuff up...

I dont have any paper tigers or crouching tigers, and in past used to just peel the stuff off, boil water and bruch the water on with a brush and scrape...

this idea was something we tried which worked Ok...

as you both said, key part is getting the sticky gunk off...


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Re: Wallpaper fun [Re: rfm3] #930621
01/12/18 11:32 PM
01/12/18 11:32 PM
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I always feel there are jobs I leave to the pros. Paint, wall paper and drywall are my I do not do it three. grin


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