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Old 03-16-2017, 01:18 PM
RobDog RobDog is offline
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Worst stuff I've ever had to tackle is painted woodchip wallpaper on a ceiling. Absolutely vile. No amount of steam, piercing with spiked rollers, or soaking in removal fluid (even a specialised enzyme-based one called Zinsser DIF which essentially breaks down the underlying paste) so much as dented it. Ended up boarding over the whole ceiling, losing about 25mm of height. Luckily it was a pretty tall ceiling to begin with so not a big tragedy.

Upside; the tools and techniques we bought and learned came in handy when it came to the walls in the same room (luckily covered in "normal" wallpaper), which we absolutely spanked. The Zinsser DIF was especially effective. We spiked the paper, applied the fluid, and the next morning it was essentially falling off. Bliss.