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Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Mr. Miyagi, 2nd Oct, 2016.

  1. Mr. Miyagi

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    WattleIdo renovating Premium Member

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    A squigee mop with warm water and cheap white vinegar. *Keep at it. Rest. Keep at it. Rest. Keep at it. (Continue pattern* 28 times).
    When you are ready to give up on life, option #1.
     
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    Looks like exactly what I had. I found using just the hottest water you can handle in a spray bottle works good. Just spray on and let the water soak into the paper and glue.
     
  4. wobbycarly

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    Do this or get a steamer and have the whole room done in ... 1-2 hours, tops. The place we most recently did up, we spent a whole day completely butchering the walls in one of the bedrooms trying to do this the hard (and we thought, cheap) way. Complete false economy. Do yourself a favour and get one of these (https://www.kennards.com.au/wallpaper-steamer.html) and it will be the best $40 you've spent (in relation to wallpaper removal!) Pull off whatever you can without too much trouble, then use the steamer.
     
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    Reminds me of a Reno we did. We hired a steamer to take off the wallpaper. The paper came off easy but with it all the Brisbane River mud that had been trapped behind it in the tongue and groove walls. OMG the smell.
     
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    Who in their right mind would wallpaper the ceiling?

    Steaming is the way to go but be aware that it may damage the ceiling.
     
  7. LucyCat

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    How to remove wallpapers mainly depends on the type of the wallpapers and the glue used.
    Yours doesn't look hard to remove. (Fingers crossed)

    If you haven't got the budget to hire a steamer, just spray hot water (or with vinager) on it and repeat a few times. If you are lucky, you can remove the whole sheet easily. If it doesn't come off like that, a scraper may help.

    If unfortunately yours is like mine, waterproof, you can use a grater to score the surface before spraying hot water.

    Hope this helps.


     
  8. SeafordSunshine

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    Wallpapering ceilings hide cracks!
    ;)
     
  9. Luke T

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    Definately just hire a steamer from bunnings .
    The other ways take 10 times longer
     
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    You can but those 2 dollar or less plant sprayers and mix with pine o clean and eucalyptus oil and warm water then just spray a small area and it will just fall off the wall..
    The only problem with this work is the dust between those sheets and the paper,may even be asbestos within that work area..imho..
     
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    hot water with some sugarsoap added did the trick for us on really sticky thick wallpaper.
     
  12. Mr. Miyagi

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    Has anyone tried the W15 Wagner from Bunnings? $99.

    Or should I just hire one from Kennards/Coates?
     
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    Get a proper steamer from Kennards, Allcotts etc or possibly even a good paint shop.

    Hire 1200 x 3000 mobile scaffold, jockey wheels and full deck to make work easier.

    Once you've finished, turn it over and prepare a meal of steamed pork buns and dim sum to celebrate :p
     
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    Did exactly that, made light work of it!
     
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    How were the steamed dim sum?
     
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