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Re: ceiling paper
Reply #5 - Oct 17th, 2005, 10:49pm
 
Do a few more Oldsparky, and you will have arms like Popeye.  Grin
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Re: ceiling paper
Reply #4 - Oct 17th, 2005, 9:30pm
 
Hamilton, you were spot on.
Ceiling paper removed easily by tearing off without damage to ceiling.
Underneath was lining paper ,this was wetted and removed without too much difficulty,it took along time though.
Whole job about 7 hours. I`m knackered
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Re: ceiling paper
Reply #3 - Oct 15th, 2005, 1:17am
 
You can also try Dif by Zinsser instead of fairy liquid, Google it it's a brilliant product, I've also found that fabric softener works very well at quickly breaking down the paste.
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Re: ceiling paper
Reply #2 - Oct 12th, 2005, 10:52am
 
thanks Hamilton for ggod advice.
Looks like hard labour, hope the body can take it.
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Re: ceiling paper
Reply #1 - Oct 11th, 2005, 6:07pm
 
I suppose you will have to resort to the old fashioned method mate. But first, it might be worth sticking a stripping knife under the paper and trying to strip it dry.

Sometimes when there is a build up of paint, it all goes very brittle and needs no water.

If not, score the paper, to break the paint film, (making sure you don't gauge the plaster underneath), and brush on some very hot water with a squirt of Fairy Liquid in it.

Give it ten minutes to have a good old soak, and if you think it needs it, do it again.

Then get out the trusty stripping knife, and away you go.

The worst bit is starting, it's very demoralising.  Sad
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ceiling paper
Oct 10th, 2005, 8:47pm
 
advice please on how to remove old raised pattern ceiling paper that has about 4-6 coats of white emulsion applied over 15 years.
Don`t want to use a steamer in case plaster or plaster board is damaged.
Area to prep is 12ftx24ft.
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