We bought a 1950's house that had wallpaper on the ceiling in most every room. Yuck. We tried a variety of solutions but found that the steamer (rented at Home Depot) was the only real solution. The steamer was definitely the ticket except for doing the ceiling because you can't hold the steam tray up to the ceiling without the hot water (formerly steam) pooling in the pan and dripping down onto your head or hands. So my husband fashioned a long "handle" of sorts by attaching two pieces of wood on either side of the handle and attaching a swivel broomstick handle. That way, you can press the steamer flush to the ceiling at an angle away from your head (not directly overhead) and it will steam the paper off. Add welder's gloves for complete protection!! I would suggest beer during work time and tequila with heating pad after :).
How To Survive Removing Old Wallpaper
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