How do I remove paper covering from an old trunk?

old trunk in poor condition needs work, would like to remove paper covering and replace hardware.

  3 answers
  • Mogie Mogie on Jul 03, 2018
    The only paper coverings I could find where on the inside of the trunk. Is this the inside or outside that you are referring to?

    • Kathy Baker Kathy Baker on Jul 03, 2018
      both the inside and the outside are covered in the original paper in poor condition

  • Gk Gk on Jul 03, 2018
    I also have an old trunk that needed a lot of work. I was able to tear off all the paper covering because it was lifting. Most of it came off quite easily. If it is glued down solid and not lifting at all you could use chalk paint to paint over it.

  • Kathy Baker Kathy Baker on Jul 03, 2018
    thanks, for the suggestion, I may decide on this solution, still investigating.