We are removing wallpaper from our dining room. The first layer came off nicely with some Dif and paper tiger - big sheets peeled off for the most part. Underneath was a second layer which was quite a bit older and less fun (much scraping, scoring, soaking, etc.). There appears to be a 3rd layer, but it is really thin. When I try to remove that 3rd layer, it exposes the cardboard layer of the dry wall almost immediately. It's almost as though the drywall itself had a layer of artwork that looks like wallpaper. It never comes off in even small sections like you would expect a sheet of paper to.
The layer I'm talking about could be from as far back as 1950 and I live in California. Anyone else had an experience like this?
I'm hoping it can come off with a mix of Dif, vinegar, baking soda and hot water without too much damage to the drywall. We'll then skim coat the dry wall, sand, prime, and paint.