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11-16-05, 10:53 AM   #1  
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Help please, layers of Wallpaper removal

I am purchasing a home built in the 1890's with at least 3 layers of wallpaper, Can I just sand these and broqeut them? Also, how do yo spell broquet?
Do I just hand sand them smooth, primer and paint?

Thanks for the help

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11-17-05, 01:53 AM   #2  
You have quite a job in front of you...

I would strip the paper first. You can use a "paper tiger" to perforate the paper down to the plaster. Next use a pump sprayer to spray an area and loosen the paper. Then I would get a 5 or 6 inch drywall knife and sand the edge until it is sharp (Use a piece of 150 grit paper layed flat on a table, hold the knife at a 20-30 angle off the table, and rub in a circular motion (like you are waxing a car) until you have a sharp edge.

Start scraping...

If you sand the paper you are asking for a bigger mess.

 
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11-17-05, 04:57 AM   #3  
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Will Do

Thanks for the guidance, I hated the idea of sanding a 600 square foot room.
I will try the "tiger."

Thanks again

 
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11-22-05, 12:41 AM   #4  
You can also use a steamer on multiple layers of wallpaper, it just takes longer than if it were one layer.

 
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