Oh yeah ....well, as long as it comes off in strips and doesn't stick too much.
No kidding! I just got chills.
Happy renovation! :-)
I can still remember doing this when I was still in a baby cot. I must have enjoyed it. My parents didn't though and moved the cot away from the wall!!!!
I love a pretty wallpaper. Whether you're repapering or just giving those walls a fresh coat of paint, have a fun time refreshing your room! :D xo
Oh definitely Sue! I used to love helping my mum when I was a kid. You'd be able to hear the squeals of delight from me for miles around. Shame I've none in my house....yet. :))Rosie xx
It is great when it comes off in nice long strips. Happy depapering.
The last time we had to get rid of wallpaper we didn't, we painted over it.
Unzipping! Good for you.
It doesn't always happen that way though! :)
My idea of total deliciousness Mrs. M x
Oh, yes!!! Kind of the same feeling as when you try to pull a label off a bottle so you can reuse the bottle... (And I rarely experience the poetic burst of emotion you have shared here when doing so.)
hahahah BUt when it doesnt come off well......ugh!
I'm in the middle of it now...what a mess! Anybody have any secrets for an easy peel? I'm not into using commercial strippers or chemicals. So using hot water in a spray bottle and a putty knife. And what do you wash the walls with after you get the vinyl paper off and the brown backing? Just did a blog on it myself--http://milliesgirls.blogspot.com
May be too late for a suggestion but I have always had luck with warm vinegar and water in a spray bottle - 1/2 and 1/2 or so but less vinegar would be fine too. Using a wide dry wall knife makes quick work of the scraping rather than a putty knife. There is a tool - palm size, round, can't remember it's name - that you roll over the paper and the tool scores or scratches lines into the paper, making it easier for the spray to penetrate. Good luck!
Oh yes!We once moved into a house with truly irremovable flock wallpaper ... my husband power sanded it off the walls (he gets some strange ideas sometimes, my man) ... the mess was unbelievable and I still wonder what the dust did to us!
Thanks all, for your kind and empathetic responses to what Snowcatcher calls my "lyric burst of emotion"! :)
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