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Q: Do you know the best way to remove wallpaper that's about 20 or 30 years old? I just bought a house that has old-time country wallpaper in the kitchen, and I really don't like it. Besides, they didn't do a very good job putting it up in the first place. I've tried some over-the-counter spray that's supposed to work, but it only succeeded in having me put a bunch of little holes in the wallpaper. My dad suggests I just cover it up with drywall, but then the wall would be sticking out beyond the kitchen cabinets and I would need to redo the trim. I just want to remove it and put some paint in its place. The kitchen is not very big, and there's not a lot of wallpaper to remove. Any suggestions? A: Wallpaper of this vintage is probably vinyl on a paper backing. The vinyl prevents...