March 7, 2014
It’s time to REMOVE all of the outdated WALLPAPER. Dreaded this, but it had to be done.  I started with the Kitchen because some of it was already peeling off the walls. Found out they used vinyl wall covering when they renovated the kitchen in the late 50’s. It was easy to peel off, but left a paper backing and glue residue. I used a wallpaper stripper spray and a sponge to clean the walls.

Meet Maylie (my little… well 60 lb.) English Bulldog.  She is always by my side and a good lil helper.

Moving on into the Living Room.. this is the largest room in the house so I wanted to get this out of the way. Didn’t know what to expect with the condition of the plaster walls.

Here I used a scorer, then applied DIF Gel Wallpaper Removal with a roller. (You can buy this at Menards) Let it soak for about 15 minutes then used a wallpaper scraper. Worked great! Came off in large strips. There was a second layer so sometimes had to soak it twice to get through to the second layer.

Did uncover these large cracks… Guess this house is Blessed :)

You might be wondering why the walls are that icky brown??? It is actually a type of primer they used back then over the plaster walls. Literally the room at this stage reminded me of a haunted house in a creepy scary movie.

Dining Room also had two layers of wallpaper. Hmm… lovely trees.

I thought the most interesting original wallpaper was in the hallway…little town of people in carriage rides.

All the wallpaper is finally off (except for the ceilings). Since I have 9' ceilings, it would be easier to hang sheet rock than to scrap off all the wallpaper.  All the walls are scrubbed and cleaned, and ready for repairs.

Please comment below if you have any questions about wall paper removal!

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