Good Questions: Remove Contact Paper from Drywall?

Good Questions: Remove Contact Paper from Drywall?

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Janel Laban
Dec 8, 2008

Ayse sent in a good question: I have a question for you. My husband and I recently bought a house. We have been fixing a lot of things, but this one is a stumper! The owners decided to contact paper the walls of this closet right off the dining room. After pulling out the wire shelves, as a reflex we tried to tear away the contact paper, but it's taking the top surface of the drywall with it!

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Any ideas on how to cover up this mess or tear out the contact paper nicely?

Hey, while you're at it, can you also throw in some suggestions for shelving resources? Like everything else in this house, the size of the closet is not standard and I cannot use the "ventilated" wire racks from elfa etc. The width of this closet is 34.5" and depth is 19".

Any ideas for Ayse on removing that "wallpaper"? Please let her know in the comments below...along with any suggestions for non-standard shelving...thanks!

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