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Old 06-22-2008, 04:00 PM   #1
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After reading a forum about peeling wallpaper border, I'm hoping someone has a solution for this problem. All of the wallpaper in our motorhome is wrinkled up and some of it is peeling. In spots it where the peeling has occurred, there are rips from the weight of what has fallen down. This is the original wall surface, with cabinets and window frames on top of it. I have tediously re-adhered all that I could with a spray adhesive that was suppose to be heavy duty. This spring it's worse than ever. If I try again, does anyone have any ideas for an adhesive? or am I fighting a losing battle and I should take it down and paint?
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Old 06-22-2008, 04:00 PM   #2
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After reading a forum about peeling wallpaper border, I'm hoping someone has a solution for this problem. All of the wallpaper in our motorhome is wrinkled up and some of it is peeling. In spots it where the peeling has occurred, there are rips from the weight of what has fallen down. This is the original wall surface, with cabinets and window frames on top of it. I have tediously re-adhered all that I could with a spray adhesive that was suppose to be heavy duty. This spring it's worse than ever. If I try again, does anyone have any ideas for an adhesive? or am I fighting a losing battle and I should take it down and paint?
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Old 06-22-2008, 05:25 PM   #3
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First of all, welcome to IRV2, Par.

Sorry to hear of the wallpaper problem. It sounds as though you have a moisture problem inside the rig. You might want to provide more ventilation once you get the paper back on (or removed).

The best fix is probably to strip it off and start over, with either new wallcovering or paint. If you want to repair it, you will need an adhesive designed for the job of adhering that type of wallpaper, most likely a vinyl wall covering adhesive. Surface prep is important too - some adhesives won't stick to other glues and work only on a clean surface.
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Old 06-23-2008, 01:03 AM   #4
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Par:
After reading a forum about peeling wallpaper border, I'm hoping someone has a solution for this problem. All of the wallpaper in our motorhome is wrinkled up and some of it is peeling. In spots it where the peeling has occurred, there are rips from the weight of what has fallen down. This is the original wall surface, with cabinets and window frames on top of it. I have tediously re-adhered all that I could with a spray adhesive that was suppose to be heavy duty. This spring it's worse than ever. If I try again, does anyone have any ideas for an adhesive? or am I fighting a losing battle and I should take it down and paint? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

As Gary said it sounds more like you have a moisture problem that you need to get in check first. If you don't then you could be looking at a rot or mildew problem.

It could be something as simple as remembering to open the bathroom and kitchen vents when bathing or showering or more complicated as fixing some roof/sidewall/plumbing leaks.

Get at the root cause not just the symptom.
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We had similar problem with wallcovering border. Did as Gary suggested - stripped using low heat from hair dryer but being very careful not too much heat to deform vinyl wallcovering. Then removed remaining paste with suitable solvent for vinyl wallcovering. Installed new border using a vinyl wallcovering adhesive. Job turned out good - looks better than factory original. Time will tell how long it will look good. As others have suggested, use moisture control methods.
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