Previous owners of my house decided to put a border up in the hall/stairs/landing. When I moved in I redecorated in a similar colour so just left the border in place & painted up to it. Now 12.5 years later I'm redecorating completely and have removed the border but it's left a film of rubbery adhesive (not normal wallpaper paste) stuck to the wall that will not easily shift. I need to get this off so I can just paint the wall. Had a look on the net and have tried the following 'solvents' I had already in the house: White spirit Metholated spirits Cellulose thinners Acetone Hammerite thinners GT85 oil Degreaser Fabric softener Windowlene Sugar soap Wallpaper remover None of these seem to be doing anything great. The only one that works slightly is the fabric softener which does seem to loosen up the glue a bit, but I still have to scrape it off with a scraper (and in the process I'm catching the paint behind making a mess of the wall). It's taken me about half an hour of scraping and rubbing to do about half a metre - and I must have 20m more to do :-( Anyone got any bright ideas, or am going to be spending hours trying to get this bl**dy stuff off.