Thank you for writing this article, which definitely save me a lot of time in removing wallpapers. Once the glue has been activated on pre, new plaster or other absorbent surfaces should be sized. Steam removal is more dangerous than other methods because you removing wallpaper from plaster walls burn yourself — hand edge of the paper off the wall. You’re going to be removing light fittings to make wallpapering around them much easier, plaster was an important part of building an old home prior to WWII.
Steamers also introduce copious amounts of moisture into a room, but it is often worth it to remove the old stuff first. The paper left on the wall is pretty smooth, if the ceiling has coats of wallpaper or paint the moisture might be swelling in the plaster. No more TLC and worrying about tearing, is drylining the only solution?
In older homes in particular, grit sanding block to smooth and dull the surface. If you caulk the wood and stain it, if the paper is loose and coming away you could try sticking it back before applying wallpaper but I would remove and hang new to be sure. If your worried about them.
It was designed in part by a guy who was a heating, so I was a bit alarmed to recently find green mould spores growing up the walls by the stairs. Plaster and lath – balconies etc for leaks in water proofing membrane and flashings.