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Stripping hessian wallpaper!!!

Postby cameron » Thu May 01, 2008 12:44 pm

I have hessian wallpaper in my old house which I've started to strip. The hessian layer it's self comes off really easy leaving the backing paper. Trouble is, the backing paper seems to be stuck on with industrial strength glue which doesn't want to budge. I can't use a steamer as it blows the plaster! It's takes about an hour just to strip off with a scaper an area the about 600mm square.
Please help.
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Gorilla Glue heavy duty grab adhesive

Postby pbp » Wed May 07, 2008 9:00 am

X-Tex Textured Caotings remover will take the paper off as it will soften the glue underneath and it should come off quite easily.

Take a look at the projects page for removing artex. Leave it on for a few hours or even paste a wall up and cover with cling film and leave overnight. The X-Tex will penetrate the paper and soften the glue.
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Postby rosebery » Wed May 07, 2008 11:05 am

or leave the backing paper in place and repaper over the top of it if it's in reasonable condition.

If you want a painted surface then use a heavy (1200 or 1400) grade lining paper first.

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