Monday, November 24, 2008

Stripping wallpaper

Ripping off wallpaper

Last night, A. asked me how to go about stripping the ugly ugly wallpaper in the entry hall and second floor hallway. I used the scorer and some chemical stripper and let it sit for the required 20 minutes. Once I was able to get an edge started, it pulled off without too much trouble. I wondered if the stripper was really necessary. So I pulled off the adjacent section, and the section adjacent to that. In about an hour, I'd pulled off all the wallpaper from the first and second floor hallway, including removing and reattaching the various switchplates.

Now, let the scrubbing of glue begin!


Anna said...

Wow, that sounds like a great start!

I remember stripping wallpaper for days and days in our former flat, it stuck to the wall like superglue...

Good luck with all of your projects!

Jennifer said...

Lucky you! Good luck with t he glue.

Christopher Busta-Peck said...

Anna - Thanks. The rest of the wallpaper doesn't appear to be so easy to strip.