I am ready to start stripping the wallpaper from the guest bathroom.
I have done this several times before and while it seems a bit daunting,
it's really not so hard.
You don't need any expensive wallpaper strippers. All you need it some
inexpensive house brand of fabric softener, a spray bottle and some hot water.
You will want to mix in small batches because it helps if the water remains
warm. The ratio I am using is 1/3 fabric softener to 2/3 hot water. Shake
it up to make sure the softener dissolves.
Start in one small section at a time. Spray the wall with the mixture and give
it a couple of minutes to begin to soak the paper. I use a sponge just
to keep the water from running onto anything else. I find it easiest to grab
a seam and start pulling from there.
My nails usually look better than this, but I will wait until I have finished
the job before I have them done :-)
Once you get a good piece to start pulling off it's actually fun. Now this is
gross, but it reminds me of when I was a kid and my friends and I would get
sunburn from playing at the beach all day. After a couple of days we
would start peeling and we always had contests to see how big a piece
of skin we could pull off. I know, gross, but we were kids and we were
all dorks sometimes.
So that's how easy it is to remove wallpaper. After it's pulled off I
will get a sanding block to sand off any tiny remnants left behind.
I turn on the radio and listen to music or talk shows and I loose
myself in the task. I actually have fun.
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley