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Old 01-03-2008, 06:13 PM   #1
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Hi All,
Need some advice on an interior problem. Decorative wallpaper border that is in most all the rooms in our coach is coming off the wall by rolling up at the top and the bottom. This border was replaced under warranty shortly after we took delivery. Now it is rolling up again. We are trying to remove it but it is a "booger" to remove and when you get a piece removed there is an awful glob of adhesive left on the wall. We have used citrus based cleaners, Goo Gone, and a few other products that claim to be adhesive removers. Thinking about using wifes small steam generator to soften the whole mess, but I'm afraid it will de laminate wall covering from wall.
Does anyone know of a sure fire product that will remove this glue without removing the wall covering itself?
Any help would be appreciated.
Thank in advance.
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Hi All,
Need some advice on an interior problem. Decorative wallpaper border that is in most all the rooms in our coach is coming off the wall by rolling up at the top and the bottom. This border was replaced under warranty shortly after we took delivery. Now it is rolling up again. We are trying to remove it but it is a "booger" to remove and when you get a piece removed there is an awful glob of adhesive left on the wall. We have used citrus based cleaners, Goo Gone, and a few other products that claim to be adhesive removers. Thinking about using wifes small steam generator to soften the whole mess, but I'm afraid it will de laminate wall covering from wall.
Does anyone know of a sure fire product that will remove this glue without removing the wall covering itself?
Any help would be appreciated.
Thank in advance.
Megawatt
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Hi,

Denatured Alcohol available at most hardware stores is the base product in most of the goo removers available on the market. A pint can is cheap and will do the trick. You are right, heating it up will only make a bigger mess.

A word of caution though. Test a small area out of the way in a cabinet to make sure the Alcohol will not take the design off of your wall board, if it has a design.

The border rolling up is a result of humidity in the living space. In my previous 5th wheel there was a border around several walls. I had particular problem with the border by the sink and stove. I replaced it, then went to home depot and purchased some thin clear plastic sheets. I cut them in 8" strips and applied them over the border by the sink. No more problem.

It will help your issue as well when you turn your heater on in the rig to leave a window or vent cracked somewhere in the rig to vent the humidity.

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