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Any hints/tips on taking wall paper down in a kitchen?

 
girliemom0406

Asked by girliemom0406 at 9:01 PM on Feb. 20, 2011 in Home & Garden

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Answers (7)
  • Spray it with a mixture of dishwashing detergent, fabric softener and water. It really works.
    tootoobusy

    Answer by tootoobusy at 9:06 PM on Feb. 20, 2011

  • My sister just painted over it when she learned she would have to resurface the wall if she removed it.
    GrnEyedGrandma

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 9:11 PM on Feb. 20, 2011

  • It depends on a lot of things. There are two different kinds of wall paper. One where you can take the decorative top off with nothing but your hands (and maybe a tool to help release it) and the paper backing comes off with water and a tool. Then there's the kind where you need to soak top coat and all. Then you also need to know if there's drywall behind it or if there's plaster behind it. Plaster has a little more leeway as far as how much you can soak it. Drywall, being a paper product, can become ruined (warped and water damaged) if soaked too much.


    http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/getting-to-know-wallpaper-removal-techniques.html


    http://www.hgtv.com/ also has some great tips.

    JazzlikeMraz

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 9:13 PM on Feb. 20, 2011

  • i used a hair dryer
    lovebeingmrs

    Answer by lovebeingmrs at 9:08 PM on Feb. 20, 2011

  • Like tootoo said fabric softener and water (I never used dish soap) works better then the stuff you buy for the purpose and a lot cheaper!
    Charis76

    Answer by Charis76 at 9:30 PM on Feb. 20, 2011

  • Fabric softner and water. Hair dryer if needed. If it's really hard to get off you may need to find a steamer.
    2BlondeBabies

    Answer by 2BlondeBabies at 9:38 PM on Feb. 20, 2011

  • I just peeled off the top layer & saturated the paper back with hot water. It peeled right off.
    motherofhope98

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 10:25 AM on Feb. 21, 2011

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