Scrap­ing Away the Years

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First, Bruce filled a spray bot­tle with hot wa­ter and laun­dry de­ter­gent. Us­ing his spray mix­ture, he sat­u­rated the area he wanted to un­cover. Then, he al­lowed the mix­ture to sit for fif­teen min­utes, soft­en­ing the top coat of wall­pa­per. Fi­nally, he used a putty knife to scrape away the lay­ers. For his­toric homes that have passed through sev­eral sets of hands, it’s fairly likely that the wall­pa­per you see isn’t orig­i­nal to the home. But be­neath the new cov­er­ing, the old wall­pa­per lies, wait­ing to be found. Bruce calls the strip­ping away process “a trea­sure hunt” and his process was sim­ple and straight­for­ward.

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