Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Gettin' Crafty on Hump Day....

Today, I'd like to start off the party with a tip I learned. This tip has saved me HOURS AND HOURS of elbow grease, blood, sweat, and tears. And I simply must share it! In my lovely new house, the wallpaper pulled off the wall in whole sheets with ease. But we were left with walls that looked like this:

COVERED in wallpaper glue. UGH. Typically, I turn to my standby of vinegar water and some hard scrubbing, and it'll come off. But, I have a confession...I hate the smell of vinegar. No scratch that, I LOATHE the smell of vinegar.

So, my aunt says that water & fabric softener works even better. I thought, "yeah, right." I mean honestly, what does fabric softener have in it that would take off glue, I mean come on, get a grip. So, just to prove how right I was, I decided to give it a try. I could NOT have been more wrong. Spray it on and the glue wipes right off, LIKE MAGIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ITS amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Check it out:
Not to mention that my house now smells AMAZING!!!!!!! :)

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  1. Great tip and now your walls smell like springtime!
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  2. Thanks for hosting! I am your newest follower!!!
    Nice to meet you.

  3. Thanks for hostesing again! I LOVE hearing tips like this one...cheap, easy and smells good to boot! I see you are getting started on your new place? Pleae tell me your kitchen colors again.
    Happy Hump Day!!

  4. @Sharon...tee hee hee...its a real modge podge of colors lol. Black cabinets, cream walls, silver backsplash and accents of red :)

  5. We are always remodeling some awful home with wallpaper everywhere. I can't wait to give this a try! Thanks for the tip!

  6. Wow, that sounds like complete magic! I wonder if it would work on other glue residue? I'm running to try it!

  7. I've heard of that. Glad it actually works!

  8. I went through the same thing a few years ago removing HORRID wallpaper in my kitchen. I used the same method, ain't it GREAT? I also used the flexible scraper I use for cleaning my stone -- it didn't damage the walls, and took off mass quantities of paper once I had sprayed it down.

  9. I used fabric softener to clean burned on food from my pans. It's great!

  10. Thanks for the wallpaper tip and for hosting another great party! Rory

  11. Thanks for hosting!

    ~Lori@ live,laugh,love,create :)