Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Wallpaper and the smell of fabric softner!

So it's taken me two whole days to get the wall paper completely off the walls. There were 3 (more) layers of paper, the last being a real pain in the keister to get off. I'm taking a quick break right now before sanding to let my hand rest.. it's very sore from scraping.
When we took the wallpaper off the walls of the kitchen we used this gel stuff called DIF, it smelled horrible, barely worked, and was so sticky it took 3 hours to wash the walls, forget the floors! So for the bathroom (since it was my project) I decided to try a trick my grandma told me about, hot water and fabric softner. For the first two layers it worked great... and let me tell you, spring fresh smells way better than Dif and I'm not nearly as sticky! For the last layer I think it was 5% solution, 95% muscle.
I'm wondering if I'm going to have any time at all do participate in this weeks Thursday Sweet Treat challenge I have to be finished by end of day tomorow... with still more bathroom to do.... I had a really neat idea too.. actualy a few.. maybe I'll just have to mail them to Natasha afterwards to be part of the monthly-mini treat.. for submissions of past themes..
ok I really have to go sand the walls and wash them... no matter how much I want to bum around the net!


  1. Oh, how I remember my days of stripping wallpaper! Thank goodness they are over! Thank you for your blog comment and the comment on the Treasury! :)

  2. I'm just glad this is the last of the wallpaper in my house!
    And you are very welcome, your work is great!