When we bid wallpaper we always warn customers that there is one great unknown and that is what will you find under the paper. This is one such case where at some time in the past an owner of the property removed wallpaper by ripping it and the wallboard fronting away then gluing new wallpaper on top the damage without repairing or priming. This is where a removal job can go horribly wrong. Luckily while we were just beginning to remove the paper we saw the damage and knew exactly what it was real quick. A little course change to prevent any further wall damage while removing the paper then skimmed out the entire upper half of the wall and shadow box as well as the entire bathroom. While the damage was extensive in both areas they both look good as new and the home can now be prepped for sale. Without the proper technique the wallboard would have been soaked during the removal and would have sustained much more significant damage possibly to the point of needing the drywall replaced.