Today I am talking about getting rid of that BEA-U-TIFUL wall paper border that I still simply adore. (sniff…)
I know what you are thinking – simply steam it off.
I simply did too good a job putting in on in the first place so, after steaming it, I had this:
Do NOT spray it again…
I repeat: Do NOT spray it again. You might over shoot and get the paint. Yo do NOT want to get it on the paint because it will come off. The label tells you that and so do I. While I was off to do the laundry quick, someone “helped” me and sprayed it. This was the result:
What did that mean?
It looks like I have to paint, LOL!
The REAL way to remove it is take a small pan of warm water with a little dish soap. Use a rag or washcloth and fully soak it. Scrub the remaining wall paper in a circular motion. I promise you, it WILL come off and you will NOT remove any paint.
As for my one wall — no worries. I realized that the room hadn’t been painted in almost twenty years…it was time. Keep in mind this house will be on the market in a year or two so we are going from beige to Antique White (I know, a stretch).
Time to prep the walls!
First removing all the nails and screws, then spackeling the holes: