Our weekend-o-wallpaper removal started out promising. The vinyl "grasscloth" came down easily in long strips, just like the wallpaper guy said it would.
Painted over paper isn't easy to remove. We tried scoring the walls and soaking them with DIF, but got the best results using a steamer.
Lots of patch jobs done to the plaster over the years.
Skim coating. We need to smooth out the rough and pitted texture of the plaster so that the imperfections don't show through the wallpaper. Good times.