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Had a job this past year that involved installing vintage travel posters on some columns in a university library. It was pretty tough handling some of these posters that were 40+ years old and ready to fall apart.
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Pretty cool!

Hung a bunch of new old-stock vintage wallpaper that was manufactured back in the 50ís on a project a few years back. The stuff smelled like an old book, having to put a flat clear acrylic over it to conceal the odor.
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Awesome stuff, I really like the posters. Did you dryhang? Did you have to use strippable or metylan? Any weird bubbling or bleeding? Anything to stop corners from peeling? Sorry for all the questions. I like the Columbus map too. Nice work.
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Pretty cool!

Hung a bunch of new old-stock vintage wallpaper that was manufactured back in the 50ís on a project a few years back. The stuff smelled like an old book, having to put a flat clear acrylic over it to conceal the odor.
I love that smell, and would have paid extra for it! Must be like the old mimeograph smell in school.....some love it, some hate it.
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WHEW! I thought this thread was going to make fun of posters here of an advanced age. Too close to home for brushman, lightningboy and- well- most everyone here!
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I love that smell, and would have paid extra for it! Must be like the old mimeograph smell in school.....some love it, some hate it.
The smell didnít bother me...I kinda like it too. One of the vintage papers hung on the project was from the mid-60ís, and it was the same wallpaper & giraffe pattern that my grandfather hung in my sisterís nursery when she was born in Ď67. Seeing it brought back some good memories. The giraffe paper is actually in the following Elle Decor article along with some of the other work we did on the home..

https://www.elledecor.com/home-remod...d-better-best/
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WHEW! I thought this thread was going to make fun of posters here of an advanced age. Too close to home for brushman, lightningboy and- well- most everyone here!
Now that, my friend, is funny!!!
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Man, you can find a video for danged near anything on the innerwebs!!!

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Mr. Hand that's classic.
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Hung a bunch of new old-stock vintage wallpaper that was manufactured back in the 50ís on a project a few years back. The stuff smelled like an old book, having to put a flat clear acrylic over it to conceal the odor.
Heaven help the painter that gets asked to remove that wall paper if they ever decide to change the look!

I work on old rare books, I paint covers, fix hinges and close any broken signatures so that is the smell of money to me!
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Awesome stuff, I really like the posters. Did you dryhang? Did you have to use strippable or metylan? Any weird bubbling or bleeding? Anything to stop corners from peeling? Sorry for all the questions. I like the Columbus map too. Nice work.
I test drove some traditional adhesives on a spare poster, it turned to mush immediately. I ended up using 3M 77 spray, contact cement. Spray thoroughly, then do a mad dash to the column and gently smooth out with a bristle sweep. Applied clear poly over them for longevity.
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Heaven help the painter that gets asked to remove that wall paper if they ever decide to change the look!

I work on old rare books, I paint covers, fix hinges and close any broken signatures so that is the smell of money to me!
I was expecting you to chime in based on your experiences working with old books. I was going to include in my prior post that I do enjoy the smell of old money, even new money too.

The designers specified the clears, otherwise I would have left them as-is. I’ve done removals of cleared over papers in the past, porcupining them and using steam or chemicals, the wallpapers pretty much being able to be removed with the ease of any other wall covering without doing harm to the substrate.

I’ve installed quite a few vintage NOS wall coverings. They’re available at a wall covering depositary called Hannah’s Treasures, ranging from the 1940’s through the 80’s and run $160/double roll. I like mixing it up a bit when working with mid-century designs, the vintage wall coverings adding a bit of period character to the overall theme.
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It's good to see what the paperhangers are up to. Not much happening in this section lately. Here's a pic from a job I did this week. 16' x 15' wall in a girls bedroom. My helper went on a hunting trip this week so I had a lot of legwork on this one.
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I havent been doing much wallpaper lately so was a little out of practice. However just finished these 2 rooms yesterday. My gawd I was sweating buckets in the powder room. So much detailed trim to go around was challenging to say the least.! Turned out surprisingly well..and yes that is finished, its a no match lightweight vinyl. Thank gawd I didn't have any patterns to match on that one.. not sure why pics always load sideways.
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