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Old 03-17-2017, 10:36 AM
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The previous owners of our house put Contact paper on the kitchen walls. Z-brick, too. We knew when we bought the house that we were going to gut the kitchen anyway, so we ended up just tearing out the sheetrock.

They'd also, at one point, had 2 layers of Contact paper in the hall bathroom, but again, we removed the walls completely because the room was awful and we replaced everything, right down to the light switch. Had we not be young, ambitious DIYers, we wouldn't have bought the house. It needed way too much work to drag it kicking and screaming out of the middle 70s.

As for real wallpaper, all they'd done was put up a bunch of rather tacky borders which came down fairly easily with a perforator and the thick goopy blue stuff. Good riddance to bad florals!