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Someone papered over old artex - how to remove?

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by ScrappyDoo, 18 Feb 2013.

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    It seems like there was artex on the wall previously and the previous owners simply papered over it after removing the high points of the artex.

    My idea was to skim over the artex rather than trying to remove it, but how would I get the paper off first? Steamer and scraper might do the job, but I'm not sure if there would be an easier way as I'd imagine it would be quite difficult due to not being fixed to a flat wall.
     
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    Have you just tried scoring and soaking it with water? I would not have thought there could be much holding the paper up if it's covering such an uneven surface (must look really lovely - NOT!). Will still need scraping but a good soaking should soften it.

    A steamer would do the same but you would probably get a lot of leakage round the edges so would be like working in a sauna!
     
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