Please tell me there is a better way to remove

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Robin'sBrood, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    wallpaper border... this is a pain in the rear end! Need advice...

  2. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

    Dec 19, 2009
    Southwest TN
    Clothing steamer for a short burst of steam, and it peels right off!
  3. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    I use one of those tools that has the rotating teeth underneath to help put little punctures in the wallpaper. Then I use dishsoap and water in a spray bottle and saturate it using a putty knife to remove it. I used to use the real expensive wallpaper remover spray stuff, but that was WAAAAAAY too expensive and the dishsoap/water mix was actually better. Good luck!!
  4. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    Fabric softner and water mix will work also, plus if you have a teen who has some pent up energy and wants to be destructuve.

    My daughter was very mad one day and I told her to obliterate the wallpaper in her room to get over it - didn't even seem like a chore to her [​IMG]
  5. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

    Jul 7, 2007
    Middle TN
    Spend the money to rent the steamer. Seriously. I have pulled more wallpaper than I care to talk about and it is totally worth the money. The gel stuff works okay. The thing with teeth will punch holes in the drywall if you aren't really careful. The steamer makes the glue just melt and it pulls right off. I cannot sing the praises of the steamer enough.

    Along the same thread, if you ask my young nieces ( ages 5 and 7) why you have to be nice to your sister, they will dutifully repeat "Because they are the only people who love you enough to help you strip wallpaper when you are older". [​IMG]

  6. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Songster

    Jul 1, 2009
    We had the same problem, and spent over 3 hours in a bedroom. But, we had the cheap spray; as soon as we upgraded, it took like a half hour for more of the same! What you need to look for is the purple stuff that looks like gel; it's worth the extra $2.00!!!
  7. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina

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