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Old 04-02-2019, 07:41 AM   #1
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Hey all,

I have removed a fair amount of wall paper but never seen one with the adhesive this pronounced, pretty normal? Best way to remove? Doing this job for an old family friend. Usually I have seen like barely any, a little water and primer covers it no problem.
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Old 04-02-2019, 08:12 AM   #2
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Have you tried soaking it with DIF and letting it soften up really good. A pump sprayer is fast and easy. A tiling sponge or even gently with a scraper might take it off.
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super hot water, scrubby pads, 6" knife. pump sprayers are great for this. I'd probably even spring for the DIF, I usually dont.
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The hotter the better.

Is the wall painted under the paste? I've seen some where it was just primer or nothing. If not painted you may want to seal, skim coat, seal, and paint.
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It looks like it might be old clay based vinyl paste, Just keep soaking, scrubbing, and rinsing until it's all off. Have yourself a lot of fun.
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Why not steam it off. That should work fairly well with no paper barrier.
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I skip the DIF and substitute vinegar.
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I skip the DIF and substitute vinegar.
White or Red Wine?
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Why not steam it off. That should work fairly well with no paper barrier.
Ew, you must really like wet armpits!
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I prefer wet armpits to an excess of elbow grease.
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I'll take elbow grease every time!

When the going gets tough, the grease gets going.
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All the above..
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