From Pine View Farm

Stray Thought 7

Whoever invented wallpaper should be forced to walk the Earth in eternal unrest until all wallpaper has been removed from all walls.



  1. Karen

    September 18, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    No doubt. I have walls of it in the kitchen & powder room. Tulips. I don’t like tulips enough to have it all over some of the walls. Chris wants to paint it.

  2. Frank

    September 18, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    The wallpaper should come down.  Paint over wallpaper is Not Good.

    Try Chomp!

  3. Karen

    September 18, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    The places to get this isn’t on their website. Something about under construction. Is it at Home Depot or Lowe’s? I need lots of it.

  4. Frank

    September 18, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    You can find it at any decent hardware store.

  5. Karen

    September 18, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Green Mountain Ace Hardware, with 2  5 star reviews.

    I’ve told His Highness about it. He’s scared. It sounds like work. I want to paint.

  6. Frank

    September 18, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    I’ve been dreading this job for months.

    It took less than two hours.  First I pulled off the vinyl, then I got the Chomp!

    And I was listening to podcasts the whole time, so, even though the work was mindless, my mind could be elsewhere.  I’ve already started spackling.

    Most of it pulled off in big hunks.  The spots that didn’t just pull off came off with just a wet sponge.  No irons, no hairdryers.  Spray the Chomp! on heavily, wait about 10 minutes, and start ripping.

    If Chomp! wants to use me as an endorsement, all they have to do is ask.

  7. Karen

    September 20, 2009 at 8:02 am

    I realized & Chris agrees, we can’t do it after the weather cools off. We have the parakeets & the fish. We can’t stir up the dust that will come with the sanding of the walls. Hopefully, I can get the stuff & paint, then hope for an Indian summer.