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As a refresher, we have five rooms full of wallpaper and we’re attempting to take five different removal methods for a spin, just to see what ends up working (and what bites the big one). It worked pretty well (some areas left the backing when I peeled so they had to be resteamed and reyanked, but it wasn’t too bad.

For our first time at the wallpaper removing rodeo we used hot water and a spray bottle, which actually worked out pretty well. I’d score it as working a smidge better than the boiling water method simply because it was probably 10% faster/easier since around 10% more of the backing seemed to come off so it didn’t have to be removed in a second pass.

So that’s just something to think about (definitely rent/buy a wallpaper steamer over a clothing steamer if you’re actually going to spend money on something).

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The key to completing this project in a weekend is careful planning and having all the materials on hand before you start.

To determine how much tile you'll need, use a tape measure to determine the length and height of all areas to be tiled and jot down these measurements in feet.

We’ve never made it a secret that we’re perturbed by the crappy quality of our home’s construction and the miserable taste of those who decorated it. We aren’t made of money and remodeling this joint has to be an economical venture or it just isn’t going to happen.

Our first serious endeavor was our master bathroom.

Since we were only dealing with a clothes steamer the hose wasn’t built to stretch very far, so it wasn’t quite long enough for the steamer to rest on the floor while we did the upper areas (which we never thought about until we got to that part).

It wasn’t too much of a big deal, but John did get a nice workout holding up the equivalent of a gallon of milk as he worked his way around the top part of the foyer.

The vinyl tub had turned yellow and the floor and fixtures had seen better days. Demolishing the floor was a real treat and a great exercise to get one’s frustrations out!

There was quite a let down the moment we were finished tearing it out.

Although we were not using tile, this seemed the best choice for behind our shower and tub enclosure to protect the framing behind the wall board in the event of water damage.

The sub-floor was done with Georgia Pacific Titanium Dryloc plywood, which has a moisture resistant coating.

Did your mobile home come with ugly wall board covered in flowers or thin, pale stripes?

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