Help removing contact paper adhesive from wall


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Old 04-12-05, 09:07 AM
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Help removing contact paper adhesive from wall

I've tried many wallpaper removing chemicals, adhesive removers for petrolium base such as Goo Gone and I can't paint over it as it too thick. Any suggestion, please. Thanks
 
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Old 04-12-05, 11:11 AM
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Try using a heat gun on it to soften it up, and scrape it off. Might just work....
 
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Old 04-12-05, 06:09 PM
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Try some of your wife's nail polish remover (acetone).
 
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Old 05-11-05, 10:28 AM
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Will the acetone do any damage to the wall? I'm going to be doing this this weekend. My parents have contact paper on one wall in one of their bathrooms in place of wallpaper. I'm going to try to take it down this weekend. Was thinking either a heat gun or wallpaper steamer but might need to use acetone to clean the wall up. Any thoughts or suggestions?
 
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Old 05-11-05, 03:08 PM
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Try it in an inconspicous spot.
 
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Old 05-12-05, 05:08 AM
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A standard hair dryer is better than a heat gun. The heat gun will melt/bubble the contact paper VERY quickly even on the lowest setting. Use a hair dryer which will soften the sticky goo. To remove the goo, use plain old rubbing alcohol.
 
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Old 05-12-05, 09:28 AM
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Thanks for the hair dryer idea. I wasn't sure if that would get hot enough. I'll give that a try first.
 
 

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