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    How to remove the gunk after stripping (oops wallpaper stripping)

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    i tried just washing but it just smears in like glue, anyone any ideas?

    I mean wallpaper stripping (added because of the one track minds amongst us -lol)

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    lol sounds rude

    :lol: how much gunk is there?

    Someone I know swears by baby wipes ;-)

    "How to rremove the gunk after stripping"
    Rephrasing your question might help


    I use bleach.

    didnt you wear any protection?

    Trust you sassie !!!!

    BlondeBella;4164424

    Sassie, i think we need to rearrange these words.:giggle:Washing up … Sassie, i think we need to rearrange these words.:giggle:Washing up liquid should work then a scrapper as itshold be wet.



    :w00t: scrapper!!!!

    whats sugar soap? is that not for removing that type of thing?

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    ooops, ok will go rephrase, just seems if i wash it with anything it just smears in, its so yuck would it really matter as i am re-papering

    LOL

    The best thing to use is hot water with sugar soap and a combination of a scraper and scrubbing brush. Make sure you use rubber gloves if you use sugar soap.

    fireheaven;4164433

    :w00t: scrapper!!!!



    Oh this is not going to go like sassie wants.

    sassie;4164444

    ooops, ok will go rephrase, just seems if i wash it with anything it just … ooops, ok will go rephrase, just seems if i wash it with anything it just smears in, its so yuck would it really matter as i am re-papering



    It has to be removed or it might bleed through your new paper.

    BlondeBella;4164462

    Oh this is not going to go like sassie wants.




    True but it has given me a giggle and so many images

    Original Poster Banned

    sugar soap? will they sell this in wilkos do ya know as into town tomorrow. if i am repapering is it important to remove all this yuck

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    Predikuesi;4164467

    It has to be removed or it might bleed through your new paper.



    oh flipper :x

    yeh they should or b&q sell it.

    sassie;4164475

    sugar soap? will they sell this in wilkos do ya know as into town … sugar soap? will they sell this in wilkos do ya know as into town tomorrow. if i am repapering is it important to remove all this yuck



    Should sell it at any DIY store - yes its essential to get rid of it all as previous poster said - it can bleed through your new paper

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    now me not happy, its gonna take me as long to remove the cack as it has removing the soddin wallpaper

    fireheaven;4164471

    True but it has given me a giggle and so many images



    Yeah me too, i read the heading and thought this will be interesting:oops:

    sassie;4164475

    sugar soap? will they sell this in wilkos do ya know as into town … sugar soap? will they sell this in wilkos do ya know as into town tomorrow. if i am repapering is it important to remove all this yuck




    Probably if a decent size one, its on WilkinsonPlus site anyway

    wilkinsonplus.com/inv…942

    If not B&Q stock it as does Screwfix, most decent DIY or decorating places will have it.

    It will still be hard work though.

    A hand held steam cleaner will do the trick too, but you'll need plenty of dry cloths. I'd go for the sugar soap as advised.

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    BlondeBella;4164514

    Yeah me too, i read the heading and thought this will be interesting:oops:



    pmsl you should have looked at who posted it to know it wouldnt be :oops:

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    Predikuesi;4164534

    A hand held steam cleaner will do the trick too, but you'll need plenty … A hand held steam cleaner will do the trick too, but you'll need plenty of dry cloths. I'd go for the sugar soap as advised.



    i have used a wallpaper stripper to remover the paper but i assume it leaves the paste behind, it makes no sense why would it bleed through its only the same stuff im gonna be wacking on the new paper to put up:?

    It discolours, goes a light brown colour. You wont notice until the new wallpaper dries, then you'll scream and shout a lot!

    Unfortunately it takes time and elbow grease no matter what option you take.

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    what if i paint the new paper brown, sorted

    Predikuesi;4164569

    It discolours, goes a light brown colour. You wont notice until the new … It discolours, goes a light brown colour. You wont notice until the new wallpaper dries, then you'll scream and shout a lot!



    LOL, he's right, you'll have to get the old glue off before you paper again

    sassie;4164536

    pmsl you should have looked at who posted it to know it wouldnt be :oops:



    Sassie you crack me up its really funny.:-D

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    barneydog;4164592

    LOL, he's right, you'll have to get the old glue off before you paper … LOL, he's right, you'll have to get the old glue off before you paper again





    so that means i also gotta go get it off the other rrom i stripped months ago too, yes i am going for bare walls in every room before bringing in the decorator :w00t:

    BlondeBella;4164601

    Sassie you crack me up its really funny.:-D



    Its not funny, i only done half the room, and i was thinking just one more day and it will be finished, now it looks like 3 more chuffing days :oops:

    sassie;4164584

    what if i paint the new paper brown, sorted



    True! Don't forget to post some pics of the finished result

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    Predikuesi;4164667

    True! Don't forget to post some pics of the finished result



    i doubt HUKD will be about by the time i have finished, nothing ever gets finished here, bathroom still not finished, hall stairs and landing not finished, now on dining room :oops:

    sassie;4164696

    i doubt HUKD will be about by the time i have finished, nothing ever gets … i doubt HUKD will be about by the time i have finished, nothing ever gets finished here, bathroom still not finished, hall stairs and landing not finished, now on dining room :oops:



    Sure it will!

    This is one of the reasons I am gradually getting rid of the wallpaper in my house. When a change is needed, it's a simple paint job.

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    Predikuesi;4164717

    Sure it will!This is one of the reasons I am gradually getting rid of the … Sure it will!This is one of the reasons I am gradually getting rid of the wallpaper in my house. When a change is needed, it's a simple paint job.



    it would cost me a fortune to have the walls put good enough to just be painted, not putting pattenred paper up just the blown vinyl stuff or whatever its called

    Once you ahve got it wet it should be easy enough to come off. The paper is worse, well thats what i think. This is why my walls are all skimmed and i paint now :lol:

    If your re-papering , no need to take it off . Let it dry and sand all the walls . The hardened paste will leave nibs which will sand off . If your re-papering , still gluesize the wall with a watered down paste and let dry .
    I'm often asked to paint the walls with emulsion after removing the paper .Sometimes you cannot , you should NEVER paint emulsion on top of a previously papered wall , the finish turns out like orange peel .If it's bad you have to cross line with lining paper and you just give it 2 coats of emulsion and it looks great .
    I have in the past just washed the walls ,it's a very messy job using washing up liquid . Put newspaper down on the floor first with old towels folded up to the skirting boards and use a big sponge . Keep washing till it's all off the wall . To test , dampen your hand with water and put it on the wall ,if it's tacky ..................keep washing . Good luck with your decorating .

    sassie;4164730

    it would cost me a fortune to have the walls put good enough to just be … it would cost me a fortune to have the walls put good enough to just be painted, not putting pattenred paper up just the blown vinyl stuff or whatever its called




    Mine was built in 1904, so you can imagine the condition of some of the walls Managed to fix some, others I have lined with top quality backing paper. The very bad ones took ages to put right.

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    i will let it dry and sand, yes the easy option for me


    ermm what does gluesize mean, sorry if its obvious

    sassie;4164764

    ermm what does gluesize mean, sorry if its obvious




    It's just a watered down wallpaper paste soultion, you just paint all the stripped walls with it and let it dry

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    barneydog;4165043

    It's just a watered down wallpaper paste soultion, you just paint all the … It's just a watered down wallpaper paste soultion, you just paint all the stripped walls with it and let it dry



    errrm call me a flippin dimwit but aint that what im trying to remove :?

    sassie;4165474

    errrm call me a flippin dimwit but aint that what im trying to remove :?



    LOL, it wasn't my idea to do it

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    barneydog;4165523

    LOL, it wasn't my idea to do it



    well why would you need to do that, if it goes brown - lol

    sassie;4165605

    well why would you need to do that, if it goes brown - lol



    I assume a thin covering coat of paste seals in the thick gunky coat, I've done a similar thing on walls before with a thin solution of PVA but not before papering.
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