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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
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    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
    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.
    • CommentTimeOct 9th 2020 edited
    As Tony mentioned
    warm soapy water , well soak several time. let the soaking do the work.
    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
    • CommentAuthorconverse
    • CommentTimeNov 11th 2020 edited
    I always used to close doors and windows, then run a wallpaper steamer in the room for 3 or 4 fills. No need to be in there, just put the nozzle somewhere safe and leave it running. Leave for 3 or 4 hours and very often you'll find most of the paper on the floor. Garden sprayer first helps. I'm always reluctant to use steamer head directly on plaster as its easy to damage it. This approach works even on paper that has been glossed, as long as you run a spiker gently over the surface first.
    • CommentTimeNov 11th 2020
    Posted By: VictorianecoWill that cause an issue / reaction for plastering thereafter?
    Sugar soap is normal preparation for decorators.
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeNov 11th 2020
    Converse -- I LOVE IT !!!!
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