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How do you guys prefer to strip wallpaper? Steam, or paper tiger and stripper. I have done both ways, but not for awhile and not many times. Does adhesive or wall covering differences affect the process? Thanks :thumbsup:
 

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How do you guys prefer to strip wallpaper? Steam, or paper tiger and stripper. I have done both ways, but not for awhile and not many times.
I use water and removal solution. Namely, this one.

Does adhesive or wall covering differences affect the process? Thanks :thumbsup:
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Stripper for some and steam for others depending on what the wall wants. We did a 5000 sqf home (every room papered) and had to use every method there is to use, each room was different. There is alot of money to be made stripping paper.
 

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Ah...so this is where the strippers hang out


I have a little steamer, I don't use it that often
I always try hot water spritzer and a Paper Tiger before trying that
(Oh, BTW, The Piranha sucks...uh...it's a Paper Tiger rip-off)

I use DIF for a chemical if needed, but try not to use it
If I really soak the DIF it kills my nasal passages

I'll have to ask around for PWG's Safe And Simple #603...sounds like it would be gentler to my mucous membranes
 

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Ah, RO
Yes I have used that for stripping before
I try not too, the Paper Tiger works well
But I wouldn't show up at a strip job w/o the RO/DA sander and some 36 and 80 grit
 

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50/50 mix of warm water with KrudKutter in pump up sprayer, "360" sanding head on a pole w/80 grit.Butyl backed runners on floor, w/tape & visqueen at base trim. Large trashbags to keep area "clean as you go".
 

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I've removed an absolute CRAPLOAD of paper. I have tried all methods. I tend to use the- tiger/cold water/dif- method. If the paper is a real old type or not installed/sized correctly, I'll sometimes steam it. It really does depend like others have mentioned.

I got advice (possibly from PWG) a while ago to use cold water. Why? It doesn't evaporate as much and keeps the wallpaper moist longer.

I have a wallpaper removal job next week now that I think about it
 

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We use dif and a paper tiger. never used a steamer. all jobs are diferrent but always labor intense and no way to escape it!
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don't be blown off by the price of Safe & Simple, it is consentrated and goes avery long way. It's a great product, I used some today. Best purchase I ever made.
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Ton's of paper removal here. I tried many techiques, dif and tiger work real well. Also have good luck with fabric softner/water mix, I used once when dif ran out on the advice of an old(er) timer, still keep a bottle in the van.
 

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Next time try a DA sander with coarse paper. I breaks the surface of the wallpaper without tearing up the drywall underneith. :thumbsup:
Stacy, I tried it once, and while the paper came down OK, I had a colored mess at the baseboard where the sanded dust got wet. Was I supposed to vacuum that up before spraying? :001_huh:
 
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