I've never been afraid to tackle wallpaper..
Now I am VERY AFRAID.
There was wallpaper on every wall and MOST ceilings...
Layers and layers of wallpaper...
on top of plaster walls.
The wallpaper KICKED my bottom!!!
I tried chemicals, heat machines, scraping tools, fabric softeners, talking nice, swearing
I tried it all!
I now HATE wallpaper.
Son #2 says he will NEVER put wallpaper up in any of his houses!
Wallpaper is very very bad!!!
One room was so hard to get the wallpaper off I threw in the towel and we put in floor to ceiling beadboard.
Now the wallpaper is a distant faded memory...
until I find my next fixer with wallpaper!!!
Before: Hallway with dated paneling
Paneling removed and painted with new carpeting
Before: Rear Entrance with paneling
After: Paneling removed and painted
After: Bedroom that we couldn't remove all the wallpaper from the plaster so in sheer exasperation we put up beadboard. Well worth the additional cost to save my sanity.
After: This is the bedroom that had the lovely orange wallpaper on all walls and ceiling!