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How to remove glued design from kitchen wall?

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Old 03-04-19, 05:56 AM
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How to remove glued design from kitchen wall?

My husband and I have recently moved into a new home. Above our kitchen cabinets there is a design (I am assuming it is glued), and Iím not sure how to remove it without damaging Sheetrock.

Ive attached pictures. Any suggestions would be great.
http://imgur.com/AleHhDE
http://imgur.com/PMyqCJ0
TIA.
 
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Old 03-04-19, 06:37 AM
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Welcome to the forums!
IMO the best bet would be to scrape it off and then repair the drywall. Drywall work isn't that complicated.
 
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Old 03-04-19, 08:38 AM
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Thank you!

What could I use to scrape it off? Would a paint scraper work? Also, would it maybe help if I were to soak it a little before scraping?
 
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Old 03-04-19, 10:38 AM
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Soaking might help - it depends on the adhesive used. If the adhesive is water soluble, the wetter you can get it [without making a big mess] the better. If that doesn't work a paint scraper and/or a wide putty knife will work. That will likely tear the drywall. To limit the damage cut the paper where it starts to tear so it doesn't pull off too much paper. Those areas will need to be coated with either an oil base primer or Zinnser's Gardz prior to patching. But getting that off the wall is the first step, we can walk you thru the rest later if need be.
 
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Old 03-04-19, 05:34 PM
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Thank you! I will let you know how it goes. Iím going to tackle it this weekend
 
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Old 03-04-19, 06:07 PM
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Do you simply hate it or wished it was different?

I'll keep it and have someone sponge paint the surrounding area a woody-earth-tone type of color, then paint the vines, leaves and grapes the appropriate colors. It would add color and warmth to the room. Just my 2 cents.
 
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