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    ROD RECIPES 10/8/2006 Wallpaper Day Wallpaper Removal home recipe

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    Recipe Introduction

    Since the Chinese invented papermaking, people think they also invented wallpaper. Wrong! Wallpaper was invented in France during the late 15th century. It was intended to be a cheap substitute for fancy woven tapestries, but it soon became very popular. When the paper mills started running across Europe, wallpaper could have stenciled, hand-painted or printed designs.

    List of Ingredients

    ROD RECIPES 10/8/2006 Wallpaper Day Wallpaper Removal home recipe

    Wallpaper Removal home recipe


    Mix together 1/3 cup fabric softener with 2/3 cup hot water, or add cup white vinegar to a gallon hot water.
    Pour either solution into a garden spray and moisten the wallpaper. Allow to stand 20 minutes or until wallpaper is loosened enough to be peeled off.

    Remember that vinyl wallpaper will need to be scored before you apply the wet solution, so the solution has a means to penetrate the paper.

    Then remove the wallpaper, starting at the bottom and lifting towards the ceiling. If it resists, take a scraper and use some elbow grease.

    TIPS: Wear rubber gloves when mixing and using this solution. The vinegar will dry out your hands.




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