How can I remove old decor from bedroom walls?

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I have attached a photo of half of the items glued and nailed to my bedroom wall. I have just recently moved back into my father's home to care for him. I would like to personalize my bedroom a bit, but first...to get rid of these!
They are all glued to the sheetrock, and some are nailed, too.
Any ideas about how to start loosening the glue???
I LOVE reading your posts. I have so many great new ideas, thanks to all the DIY contributors out there. Since I am new to it myself, this will be my first REAL project.
Can anyone offer some suggestions?
Thanks so much for your great features!
Regards,
Micki Morrison
Henderson, NV 89074
mariemichals@hotmail.com
q how can i remove old decor from bedroom walls
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  • Dfm Dfm on May 21, 2018
    Do you rember what type of glue that was used....some you can heat up to remove, others need a solvent. Some scrub off just using water. You may end up repairing the wall. That involves getting a dry wall repair kit...or just the supplies needed. Small hole you can use spackle to fill them in, a larger deeper area needs a bit more. Dry wall mud built up in layers. Put a coat on wait for it to dry. Repete until the hole is filled and just a bit standing above surface, then the dry wall screen to make it smooth to the rest of the wall. Find a recipe for slime place the slime on the wall to pick up the t

  • Dfm Dfm on May 21, 2018
    The dust.

    • Thanks, dfm! I don't know what was used to keep them up besides nails. My parents bought a model home, so it was fully decorated when they purchased it 25 years ago!
      I'll try a hairdryer first to see if it does anything, then I was thinking maybe some water. If I end up using the water, I will definitely use your tips for dry wall repair!
      Thanks again!

  • Suelane Suelane on May 21, 2018
    HI MIcki, You could try using a hair dryer to get the glue to loosen up, just be careful not to burn the drywall - keep the hair dryer moving. A heat gun is much hotter than a hair dryer, you could try that next if the hair dryer doesn't work, but again, keep it moving because you don't want to end up burning the drywall.
    There is also a remover called Goo Gone, if you could get some of that between your items and the wall that might help. It is good for removing sticky things.
    Good luck!

  • Thanks for the help, Sue! Unfortunately, my parents bought the house as a model home and the decor was up when they moved in. I have no idea how it's stuck on, but we've had numerous issues with weird ways they hung picture frames, etc., so it could be anything from Elmer's to Gorilla to Mastic!
    I was thinking of trying to get a little water in there first, fully aware that it might dissolve the dry wall more than I'd like, but it's a thought. I will definitely try the hair dryer first! Thanks again.

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on May 27, 2018
    I would use a product like Goo Gone, in a squeeze bottle with a long nozzle, like the plastic bottle in a hair color kit. Then I would squirt behind each item in and little gap I could find. I would keep a white rag close by to catch any runs, then let the Goo Gone soak in 5-10 minutes. I would wiggle the items around to loosen them as much as possible, then pull the items off the wall. Repair and paint the walls damaged, or cover the damage with large art, shawls, or mirrors. I hope you are happy with the results. This would make a good Hometalk Post if you photo and write up your work. ☺️