Wood chip ****** wallpaper

Discussion in 'Other Trades Talk' started by VF, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. VF

    VF New Member

    The house I'm currently plastering is in the process of redecorating. The owners are really struggling to get wood chip wallpaper, plus the three or more layers of paint on it, off the walls. There using a steamer and are sweating like Mackems in a Maths test. I couldnt give them any advice to get it off quicker, can any of you boys?

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  2. Chocdrop4767

    Chocdrop4767 New Member

    use polycell wallpaper stripper, I've used it before on woodchip and did ok. ask on the painting forum....

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  3. griffsters

    griffsters New Member

    hi mate I did answer this q in another thread, but briefly (I'm a decorator) you need to use a hedgehog spiked roller or scorer first then 5 times I mean 5 times, as this woodchip has probably had lashings of silk, need to soapy soak it well with warm not boiling water and fairy did I mention 5 times at least after that the wallpaper paste will be softened enough to warrant the stripper but DON'T!hold it in one area to long or the plaster may blow unfortunately this is inevitable just a warn im sure it will be fine as long as it gets a good pre soak, after stripping sand the wall wash it if you can be bothered (most cant) but make sure you zinnser it with bull's-eye 123 to hold all the soaked in paste to the plaster to be stabilised,otherwise prepare to return within 4 weeks and get paid sod all to rectify the monstrous flaking

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  4. VF

    VF New Member

    Many thanks for that griffsters, do you have a link or any more info on that bull's-eye 123? and the term zinnser? ta again.

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  5. griffsters

    griffsters New Member

    most good decorating suppliers sell it try your local dixons(decorating) store one warning the stuff smells like amonia or you just ****** ya pants on the way to work so warn them first and good ventilation aswell

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  6. PowerTool

    PowerTool New Member

    and are sweating like Mackems in a Maths
    test

    So are you from Teesside or Tyneside ?

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  7. griffsters

    griffsters New Member

    cantspell zinsser! swear by the stuff a great magik solution to many probs, goes on tiles, wood, glass, moon dust and pluto ect hehe... very good primer with no come backs!

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  8. VF

    VF New Member

    Im from Tyneside. Your a Makem are'nt you......

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  9. PowerTool

    PowerTool New Member

    Not me - I'm from Teesside.

    But for you to be slating mackems like that,thought you must be from one or the other ;)

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