I worked on stripping wallpaper and it is not going well. The wallpaper was installed over the wall board which is nothing I have ever seen before. The wall board is not like drywall; it is like pressed cardboard. When I get the wallpaper wet enough to remove the wall board also is wet and starts to peel away. The weird part is there is a pattern on the wallboard. Very strange stuff.
I have taken off plenty of wallpaper over the years and this is the first time I have been stumped. On to plan B. I am going to do a test patch of primer over the striped wallpaper. I planned to re-wallpaper the upper part of the room with paintable wallpaper so I don't think papering over the previous paper will be an issue. We will see.