Our wallpaper had a plastic feel to it, textured and shiny. The top layer of wall paper came right off, no problem, but I still had to remove the actual paper from the wall.
Vinegar and hot water in a spray bottle was all the chemical I needed which was relieving because it is such a small space and I don't want to pass out during home renovation projects. I dug out a putty knife from my art junk and I was ready to roll. The process is not hard, it's just time consuming! Something I was not expecting was that under the paper there was a plaster applied to the existing textured wall. I'm guessing to smooth out the wall surface before you glue on the wallpaper? It makes sense but it started crumbling off as I was scraping the paper. Guess what color the walls were painted underneath? PINK! Can you believe that? Pink on pink!
I have some serious blisters!
|Hard to see but it's pink under there!|
|Such a mess!|
Mr. R calls this the Anne Frank bathroom....I don't think that's a good thing. I also think this would be a perfect room to film a gruesome horror movie, it just has that feeling. I have big plans for the little space though....big plans!
Yay for progress!