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Old 08-13-2010, 07:41 AM   #1
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Best Way To REMOVE THE WALLPAPER???

What is the best way to remove the wallpaper that is glued or stuck to the plywood interior without ruining the plywood??? Some parts are bubbling, but when I pull it the stuff that is still stuck takes off a bit of the top of the plywood walls. I am putting wall covering in like this: Shop Astek Bamboo Grasscloth Wallcovering at Lowes.com

Do I just put it over the old wallpaper that is still stuck or if not, how do I remove it without damaging the walls??
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Leave the paper in-place; as the former paper should be a good substrate. Must be clean & free of grease & grime. See directions for retro-fit wallpaper at the home improvement center.

The bubbled areas are not problematic unless they are several inches across in size. You can take a syringe needle & inject glue & roll 'em flat without too much fuss. Just let it dry overnite before adding the new wallcovering.

Most likely,Your cabinets and trim will need to be removed to allow the raw edges of new grass cloth to be concealed. Window & door frames loosened to allow you to employ a good tuck-behind technique. The larger the weave texture, the more unraveling possible; requiring more care to install. Cutting is very critical, as there is no piece-patching of errant cuts with this material.
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Leave the paper in-place; as the former paper should be a good substrate. Must be clean & free of grease & grime. See directions for retro-fit wallpaper at the home improvement center.

The bubbled areas are not problematic unless they are several inches across in size. You can take a syringe needle & inject glue & roll 'em flat without too much fuss. Just let it dry overnite before adding the new wallcovering.

Most likely,Your cabinets and trim will need to be removed to allow the raw edges of new grass cloth to be concealed. Window & door frames loosened to allow you to employ a good tuck-behind technique. The larger the weave texture, the more unraveling possible; requiring more care to install. Cutting is very critical, as there is no piece-patching of errant cuts with this material.
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They want to re-do the wallpaper, not remove the entire wall
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Yeah just wallpaper over the old stuff.
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I wallpapered the whole coach last year using 54" wide top quality vinyl, we were advised to use a special non-mildew, non-freeze adhesive, the job was excellent, after a week or so any blisters were corrected using a syringe. we walpared over the seams and then scored the seem with a blunt tool, the vinyl molded the existing seams and look great!
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As above, wallpaper over the existing surface. Most motorhome factory "wallpaper" is much closer to peel-n-stick contact paper. Good luck trying to remove that stuff!
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A number of years ago I redid the wall paper in one of our RVs. The original was a vinyl type, as are most of those used in RVs, and I used a paste made to put wallpaper borders over vinyl wallpaper. It worked great and we never had a problem with peeling or blistering.
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