Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Wallpaper removal complete

The wallpaper is down! Steam, scapers, fabric softener, vinegar and a spray bottle allowed us to remove the wallpaper. A thorough washing with trisodium phosphate, and we are moving on. Next up, plaster repair and paint removal- both already in progress!
Paper is down!

Post-TSP wash

Preview: paint removal!


  1. It looks awesome. You guys are doing a great job. I hope I'll be joining your shortly in the great paint stripping project on my own home.

  2. Wow - that built in with the glass doors is INCREDIBLE. Totally a big item on my wish list for the next house.

  3. Sharon- good luck on your paint removal! I'm excited to get in a few more hours of work this weekend! (Does that make me sick??)

    Thanks, Sarah! They really are such a neat feature. I didn't have them in the house I grew up in, but I'm really loving them!

  4. You deserve an award!! Removing paper is the very worst job in a reno. A lovely blog that we will follow. Cheers!

  5. This post inspired me to start removing wallpaper. Not sure if that's a good thing. :) After you removed the wallpaper, what did you do to the plaster? Clean it good obviously, but did you then sand it?