Any professional strippers here?

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  1. skydog

    skydog Supporting Member

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    This wallpaper is kicking my butt. It's vinyl, in a bathroom. I've used that eye of the tiger thing to perforate, tried vinegar, fabric softener (gasp!), and wallpaper stripper. Stuff is on there like they used wood glue. I've let it soak for awhile, started scraping immediately, etc., etc.. I'm almost ready to re-drywall!
     
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    bluesjuke Disrespected Elder

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    I know some will say "that's extreme", but I have replaced drywall in lieu of stripping wallpaper.

    Most of the "old tricks" for removing wallpaper date back to plaster / lath walls where there's almost no chance of damaging the wall. With sheetrock, there's almost no chance of NOT damaging the wall....and once you hurt that thin paper layer, the drywall is toast.

    Depending on the size of the area, re-rocking might, indeed, be an easier chore.
     
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    I used to work with a guy that had formerly been an exotic dancer named "Sir Dancelot featuring Excalibur":eeks

    Last I heard he was in prison:dunno
     
  6. sixstringfuel

    sixstringfuel Hotdogs kill Silver Supporting Member

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    Did you try a wall paper steamer? That's what I always used in the past.
     
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    I was going to suggest this too, for the same reasons.
     
  8. SPROING!

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    Arrested for his stage name choice, no doubt.
     
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    The best way if possible for vinyl paper is to peel the top layer first. sometimes it will come off in whole sheets leaving the paper backing and glue which you then soak with Dif and scrape.. Once you use the paper tiger it is harder to get it to peal cleanly.
     
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  10. skydog

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    Did you do any probing to find out?
     
  11. skydog

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    It delams in some sections, releases fully in others, but no big pieces.
     
  12. marktweedy

    marktweedy In Transit® Silver Supporting Member

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    My personal experience is that removing it as a joint project with a spouse or significant other must be undertaken with extreme caution. Relationships have been known to end mid way through the process. ;)
     
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    to the OP, admit it, deep down, you knew somewhere in this thread would be some "Stripper Pole or dollar bills in a gstring humor"

    "Welcome to the Jungle" by Guns & Roses, the official ugly skank stripper soundtrack
     
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    I've stripped quite a few parking lots by hand back in the 80's. Back before the addition of crushed glass for additional reflectivity. It's all mechanized now.

    Wait...what?
     
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    Definitely try a steamer. Or hire somebody, since it such a huge pia and takes so long.
     
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  16. skydog

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    I'm going to rent a steamer tomorrow.
     
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    ^^

    Hey, your handle name can be "The Steamy Stripper"
    :p
     
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    That's awfully harsh. Besides I think you will find Pour Some Sugar On Me gets more play.
     
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    I was door security at Kansas City's "Shady Lady" at 12th & Chestnut for a long time, as a musician, I kind of kept track of the songs I got sick of hearing
     
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    I don't want to know about any steamers in his bathroom.
     
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