We want to paint the kitchen walls which are currently covered by
waterproof wallpaper and there is no way that I can remove it .
Wallpaper removal liquid or water does not penetrate it and there is no
way that I can get it off even with a scraper or steam gun. The paper is
extremely thin and has no backing. Any ideas?
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Get this tool but don't push too hard
Get the gel type of remover and keep slathering it on.
Old pair of jeans help to scrub the walls when done.
Write your congressman and ask them to pass a useful law like
It sounds like contact paper. I googled on removing that and seems
you might want to try a hair dryer on it. Otherwise, maybe a combination
of the Paper Tiger and one of those wallpaper steamers you can rent?
Don't be so defeatist. There are all kinds of ways to remove the
stuff; all that is required is more work than you anticipated. Define
the problem and the solution is apparent.
In this case the problem is a polymer film that restricts solvent
access to the underlying adhesive. Breach the film, and the adhesive
can be softened with a number of commercial materials, solvents,
chemicals, whatever. Consider getting advice from a real paint store
for some good ideas and materials. If you like to experiment, even a
box store paint department will have some pretty hairy paint strippers
(usually containing methylene chloride) that can attack the film and
soften the adhesive. Take your time and follow directions. Good luck.
My downstairs bathroom had the wallpaper applied directly on the
sheetrock, no paint, no sizing. I would have *gladly* paid $300 to
have that crap stripped. In fact I should have just gutted the
bathroom and started over from the studs. What an unholy mess!
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