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Saturday, April 30, 2011

If You Thought Watching Paint Dry Was Fun...

... you should try stripping wallpaper!  

I just spent two days at the beach house in a sea of rotted grass cloth with these guys:

The lady at the hardware store said Dif was the best product, but she had obviously never met grasscloth.

Grasscloth is pure misery to remove.  I actually really like grasscloth, and might have left it alone, except for this:
cat scratching damage

And this:
cat and dog damage

And this:
damage from humans opening 
the coat closet every day

We got some estimates to have all the drywall replaced, but they all came in over $5000.   So, I scraped. And an hour later, it looked like this:
This is one hour of labor using Dif.

And another hour later with the same product:

At this rate, it was going to take a week just to strip the kitchen!  And the drywall was being damaged....

So, I tried Wip Chomp.  In about twenty minutes, our entryway went from this:

To this:

This wall went much faster, and with less damage to the drywall, but really, I've had more fun at the dentist's office.  There is still a lot of wallpaper left.  So much wallpaper left.  So very much.

Keeping my eyes on the prize....  enjoy what's left of your weekend!

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