As the attic continues to be sanded and prepped, Sammy has moved down to the second floor!! I am so excited to say that the floral and plaid wallpaper has been slowly disappearing a little more each day! Here are some before pictures of the three rooms that are now wallpaper free!!
The retro prints were unique and fun but beyond repair.
I took it upon myself one day to see how hard it would be to remove some of it. This is what happened.
There are two different types of wallpaper we have encountered so far. The dark green plaid print and Carolina blue paper had a vinyl like backing that made it really easy to rip off the wall. I just had to find a loose area, peel it up and then pull. It ripped in huge sheets, almost like ripping fabric.
Then we went into the next bedroom, the floral one. This paper is thin and leaves a layer of paper and glue when you try to simply rip it off. So after some research I decided I would ask my amazing mother-in-law if I could “borrow” her fancy Daimer KleenJet 300cs steamer to tackle the flowers. Equipped with steam and a scrapper we conquered the flowers in 2 days. I LOVE THE CLEAN WALLS!
I am hoping my mother-in-law lets me borrow her steamer again to scrub our bathrooms! I have seen the magic this thing works on dirty tile grout and I am so excited to see what it can do on bathrooms that haven’t been used in 20 years!