What's an easy way to remove a wallpaper border?

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MandyO25

Asked by MandyO25 at 9:54 PM on Jun. 22, 2008 in Home & Garden

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  • u can buy a spray wallpaper removing jell at home depot or whatever... it'll slip right off!
    Ambreelulu

    Answer by Ambreelulu at 10:00 PM on Jun. 22, 2008

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  • Paper Tiger (the round thing that scores the paper....I think that's what it was called), and then gel wallpaper remover. Just spray it on, wait, and peel off the border.
    halfpint_ny

    Answer by halfpint_ny at 10:00 PM on Jun. 22, 2008

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  • Hot water and fabric softener. My MIL is a professional wallpaper hanger...this is her "trick". After scoring the paper with either a "tiger" or even a table knife..she sponges on a solution of hot water and fabric softner. About 4 cups to a bucket of water. Let it sit for 20 minutes and peel it away. good luck
    MommasCooCoo

    Answer by MommasCooCoo at 3:45 AM on Jun. 23, 2008

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  • 1/4 vinegar to 3/4 water... spray it on, let it sit for a min, then scrape off
    K1ckL1qu1d

    Answer by K1ckL1qu1d at 7:59 AM on Jun. 23, 2008

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  • Spray it with fabric softener and it will peel right off.
    Bethsunshine

    Answer by Bethsunshine at 8:10 AM on Jun. 23, 2008

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  • be careful scoring your walls. we did it to ours and it left little holes all in the wall...
    kelcee_eric_bry

    Answer by kelcee_eric_bry at 2:37 PM on Jun. 23, 2008

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  • the longer its up the harder it is to get down. I had to hire professional sheetrock men to sand my wall, border took out chunks because my original sheetrock people had not prepped my walls
    Bamagigi

    Answer by Bamagigi at 3:20 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

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