Took me longer than that on a small bathroom. Then I had to repair
all the divots. Though I didn't realize it at the time, the paper
came off the sheetrock with the wallpaper. Then it took three tries
to get it primed and painted so the paint would stick. What a mess.
I had the same problem with that hallway. It took two weeks just to
get the paper off, then we realized they hadn't primed the walls, so
the sheet rock paper came with it. By the time we got done with the
hallway, we stood just staring at the bedroom, which was next. The
only good part about the bedroom was that they had only papered
halfway up the walls, but that still took another few weeks. What
should have taken a couple weeks all told, took a few months because
of improper preparation on the previous worker's part. I'd rather put
up paneling than to ever deal with wallpaper again.
I've never hung wallpaper, though I tried to help once (I helped
straighten and align), but I've removed it. In this house, I removed
the flowery shit in my bedroom, the striped crap in the bathroom, and
the choo-choo stuff in the office. Luckily, 2 of the three were
plastic-based, so they pulled right off. the third was paper-based but
the glue wasn't very good, so most of it pulled right off, too. I
then took warm water and the old glue dissolved into the washtowel. A
few gallons or rinse water later, I was done. It was time consuming
but not too hard, thank goodness. I've also been instructed to paint
over old wallpaper, when it's _really_ on there. THAT I like to do.
Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
-- Raymond Lindquist
Stop licking your fingers clean, silly.
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to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.
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