Best way to get wallpaper glue off
- Lo and behold, it washed right off with a wet washrag.
- The hard part is doing this without damaging the wall surface.
- Soak backing to soften the paste Apply water to the backing using a sponge or floor mop.
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I've gotten it all down, but now I can't get the glue off the wall. I've tried straight vinegar and TSP, and have scrubbed the walls multiple times, but the glue isn't budging.
Also, others may find that they need the wallpaper painting page to help with painting over their un-removable wallpaper. At that point, you can reach for the putty knife and scrape away any last lingering pieces. Testing areas should be close to the floor, if possible, and next to a wallpaper seam. With the cover damp, roll a small area of wallpaper close to a seam in the same fashion as you would if you where painting the walls. We consider ourselves lucky: Now, let your water sit and soak into the stuck on paper. Use the sponge to rub in a circular motion until the softened paste starts to come off.
I don't want to use anything too toxic, but I'm getting desperate. We consider ourselves lucky: We've never had to strip wallpaper.
Has anyone else out there had a similar problem? How did you get the glue off?