How do you remove wall paper after it's been painted over?
Hi all, I'm still renovating my kitchen. Got the black granite countertops & full backsplash installed, along with the Jenn-air D/D convection stove/oven...all looks great. Now, I want to remove some old wallpaper (that's been painted over) & a border. I'm nervous about tackling this job myself...I just don't know where to start! I purchased the wallpaper removal kit from Lowes. But, I'm afraid I'm going to damage my drywall...especially, since the orginial wallpaper was painted over & another wall paper border was added. Should I attempt this or get a professional to do it? I've given thought to just purchasing crown molding to just cover the border up...but, the wallpaper border is 7 1/2" in width. Not sure either if the orginal wall papered walls can withstand another layer of latex paint w/o bubbling, etc. Thus, if I purchase the moldings..I'd have to purchase the crown molding and another piece of molding to cover the whole area. Decorative moldings are expensive, but I'm wondering what you all suggest doing..removing the wallpaper border, both layers or just adding the moldings. Please reply...I really need your suggestions...thanks!