TSP is the Brand name for Tri Sodium Phosphate, a strong alkaline cleanser. It may be found at Home Depot, Lowes, or your local hardware. I would advise wareing gloves if you use a strong mixture. It has many uses. One of which is to dull the high gloss on paint before repainting, which will enhance adhesion and flow when applying the new paint. Max, TX
I moved into a mobile home and the wallpaper is also 30 years old or more. As I started to peel it off I found a contact paper backing. How is the easiest way to get this off? In some places I can get it to lift, but in other places it is refusing to budge. Thanks.
Try putting a rag with water on it. Let the water soak in and then see if the glue comes up. If that doesn’t work go to http://www.Lowes.com or other home improvement store and see if they have a solution. Or ask at a wallpaper store.
Hi all! I, too, have tried to remove wallpaper. Today alone I sprayed the wall with fabric softener…. ran dog to vet to treat previously unknown fabric softener allergy… rented carpet cleaner to clean spilled pail of fabric softener from rug…. put giant gouge in wall from putty knife… ran to hospital…seven stitches from run in with putty knife..back home to find other dog had peed on wall..not liking fabric softener scent. Total cost of my day..$475. Have now decided wallpaper adds character to hall and can be lived with!