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Let me first say that I do advertise for wall paper stripping. It seems like I have been getting more calls for this service lately. The home owners that I have worked for are in realitively newer homes, maybe 10-15 years old. I have stripped in much older homes with plaster walls, but there are fewer customers in this category. How is your market, do folks want new paint, or paper? Colors seem to be going to more earthy tones, no accent walls, at least for me. Just wondering if there is a trend to get rid of wall paper and replace with paint. Opinions, observations?:blink:

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We also advertise for stripping, i love getting these types of job cause there is lots of money to be made. We do as many as we can. The ones we do are for stripping and painting.
 

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Bid for worst possible solution and hope for the best. When bidding for worst, you will not go wrong.:yes:
 

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How do you guys deal with the paste residue left behind in some cases? Do you get allot of mud work with the ones that were not primed before the wall paper was applied?
 

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I bid by the job, because most women don't want to hear, "Well mama I really do not know exactly how long it will take".:whistling2: Timhag is right on, bid for the worst and hope for the best.:thumbsup: Also try to tear a little off, but don't be deceived, one spot does not a whole room make. Also is it vinal top or just shinny paper? Main thing is patience.:yes:

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Left over paste residue is washed over and over until we feel its all off. Yes, there are some walls/rooms that have to be completely skimmed.
 

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You must clean thouroughly!! I pity the fool who didn't check to see what was under the paper! I do mud work too, but the most surprises lie beneath paper that is adhering to OLD plaster! :eek: Cracks, bad plaster, nightmares that definetly demand time and material.:thumbsup:

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.:thumbsup: Also try to tear a little off, but don't be deceived, one spot does not a whole room make. .:yes:

Happy painting, and stripping, Paul. :drink:
Right on the money.sometimes we start with dif and end up using a steamer to finish on the same wall.
 

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Best case 1 day if it would peal of with little residue left behind, worst case, couldn't tell ya brother....it is what it is, drive in and get busy.
 

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Hey ********, back to my original question, do you get calls for wall paper stripping?
I would think not Mr. Paul, chip is asking some basic questions he would have the answer 2 if he was experienced. No disrespect here chip.
 

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We strip and paint, and we paint over wallpaper (we always use oil primer).
Requests have been on the increase.
We've also had a few customers do their own stripping and had us skim.
We wipe walls after paper removal to get rid of paste but in most cases some skimming is required, so we generally sand any remaining roughness and prime with an oil primer (SW ProBlock).

After being burned on a couple of jobs, I do not quote a flat rate.
Don't ever assume anything about what you'll find.
One job: Multiple layers (the homeowner said there was only one).
One job: Wallpaper had been applied over bare new drywall, discovered the builder had not taped the corners of the drywall or applied finish skim coat to taped joints and nail heads. I'm seeing increasing numbers of newer homes (5-8 years old) where the builder installed paper over bare drywall.
One job: Wallpaper over plaster. Plaster fell apart, numerous heavy-duty cracks and detachments from lath. Found walls under wallpaper covered with black mold.
I've had a few prospective customers walk away because I wouldn't quote a flat rate. I don't care--I remind myself of past nightmares.

We don't use DIF--it doesn't seem any better than plain water, IMHO.
We perforate with a paper tiger, spray frequently with water, and let it soak...the more soak time, the better the removal.

99% want paint--no wallpaper.

(We're also getting increasing requests for popcorn ceiling removal.)
 

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Paul, sorry if I'm asking a question that's been asked elsewhere:
Are those flowers all over you?
 

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Hey Tom I am using my wife's computer and she has some pictures saved here. Well she took pictures of me when we had a birthday party for one on of my grand kids. Well, the 4 year old wanted to decorate me up with my wifes zinnias from our garden, and this is how I turned out. I will look for something better once I have learned how to find MY PICTURES on this STUPID MAC. Hey man thanks for sharing your experiences!
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Bid for worst possible solution and hope for the best. When bidding for worst, you will not go wrong.:yes:
:thumbsup::thumbsup:

I don't mind bidding strip jobs
I bid for the worst possible for each job
...based on a small test area

The worst possible can vary depending

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