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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
These two books are the perfect starting place to help you get to grips with one of the most vitally important aspects of our society - our homes and living environment.

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  1.  
    Best way or products to strip wallpaper from the 1920's that's stuck rock solid to the original plaster?
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeOct 8th 2020
     
    Spray with detergent and water regularly for two or three days, then simply peel off
  2.  
    Will that cause an issue / reaction for plastering thereafter?

    Best detergent and ratio? fairy or similar?
    • CommentAuthorMike1
    • CommentTimeOct 8th 2020
     
    A wallpaper steamer would normally work.
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeOct 9th 2020
     
    But very slow and can blow plaster
    • CommentAuthorrevor
    • CommentTimeOct 9th 2020
     
    Score the surface first to allow moisture in and do as Tony suggests. Once water gets behind it will do its work. A few drops of washing up liquid or stardrops should be enough. I would not use a steam stripper. Patience is the key keep soaking and leaving.
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      CommentAuthornigel
    • CommentTimeOct 9th 2020 edited
     
  3.  
    As Tony mentioned
    warm soapy water , well soak several time. let the soaking do the work.
  4.  
    The zinsser paper tiger, combined with pressure sprayer filled with soapy water, a 6" blade and some elbow grease has worked a treat. Soaking for longer would be better but I got stuck in.

    I'll let my labourer finish off in the week now
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