Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Changs vs. Wallpaper

One thing that I did not realize was going to be such a pain was removing wallpaper. Let's see, we had wallpaper in the dining room, foyer, 2 bathrooms, 2 bedrooms, and a den. (A total of 7 rooms) And this wallpaper was not remotely nice at all. I kept making up stories of the previous owners and their conversations when they picked the designs because these designs are so tasteless!

What we used to remove the wallpaper:
We used a spray called DIF. It worked okay for wallpaper that wasn't so stuck to the wall. And it's very easy to use, but you do use a bottle quick!

But what worked the best was a steamer. We bought a steamer for wallpapers at Home Depot for $50 and it was so worth it. It's a lot quicker, but in my opinion it's easier to use when you have someone else helping you. And you can't beat the price if you are tackling a lot of walls!

Here are some images from some of our rooms!

Removing wallpaper in dining room
Overall Dining Room

Gingham patterned wallpaper

My husband removing the wallpaper in the foyer.

Ugly leaf/ivy wallpaper that are actually hand painted on. 

This has been the hardest to take off. Bummer! 

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