Our new house is plastered in tacky wallpaper and borders that we're trying to get down and get the rooms painted before we move in in a few weeks. Some of the wallpaper is coming down no problem -- some is coming down with the help of a perforating tool and some wallpaper remover liquid -- and some isn't coming down at all no matter what. It seems the previous homeowners decided not to take down the original wallpaper; rather, they plastered over it and put up new wallpaper without priming the walls or anything. On those walls, the wallpaper isn't coming off, or is taking off the plaster with it OR the wall. We've tried the wallpaper remover stuff, soap and water, soaking it, but it seems the plaster soaks through with the wallpaper and just leaves holes everywhere if it will come off at all.
Does anyone have any tricks or tips that doesn't involve us renting a steamer??
And to anyone who is thinking "Hmm, wallpaper would be nice..." It isn't. Don't do it.