Moving into a new house this week. In one room, the original owner had
paneling. The current owner bought some sort of paper at Home Depot, made
for covering paneling. It was a bedroom for two little girls. The paper's
some sort of sparkly pink crap. On top of that, they put a fairy-tale border
near the ceiling. This is going to be a home office, and I'll hurl if I have
to look at this for more than a few weeks. :-)
I've removed wallpaper borders before, but only from painted surfaces, and
it was easy. But, I get the feeling that if I remove the border as in the
past (sponge, warm water, gentle scraping), I'll ruin the paper underneath,
making it impossible to paint. And, that leads to another question: If the
border wasn't a factor, could I paint over this type of paper?
Or, should I just bite the bullet and rip off the paper, paneling, and deal
with whatever the plaster looks like underneath? I have no fear of plaster
repair, but I'd rather be doing other things.