Bloody Woodchip!!!


I have just spent over a day removing Woodchip wallpaper from the upper half of my Mums bathroom, not a big room at all. It was a b*****d to get off! I have done it now but in case I have to remove anymore does anybody have any tips. I used a steamer, scored the paper, used sharp scrapers, etc. etc. and it still took an age to get it off. Why does this paper stick like s**t to a blanket? Whoever invented it should be made to go and remove it from all the walls it is stuck to. I have told my Mum if she wants anymore decorating doing it had better not involve removing woodchip!
Cheers
John
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John wrote:

Run a tiger claw over the walls and them get plenty of steam in the room for about an hour. You will find that the paper will very nearly fall off.
Dave
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With ordinary wallpaper paste a steamer should strip it without problem.
In my old house they had stuck the woodchip with PVA glue which made it almost impossible to lift. Using a steamer would lift not only the paper but the skim coat plaster.
As it's in the bathroom I wonder if that is what has happened in this instance?
The only advice is care and elbow grease!

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