Since I've moved into this house 19 years ago, wallpaper has become the bane of my existence. It was in every room in the house. The only saving factor was it was only on one or two walls in most of the rooms. With the removal of the wallpaper in my oldest daughter's room, I'm down to one room with wallpaper. That is the only room where it's on every wall, albeit under a chair rail, so it only adds up to two full walls. It will probably stay that way for the next 19 years, because it's the family room and it will probably take me 19 years to get motivated enough to clear that room out to remove the wallpaper.
The wallpaper actually comes off easily. What it leaves behind is the hard part. The glue is left and needs to be scrubbed off. I've learned things after all these opportunities to remove wallpaper, I don't have to get every fragment of glue off. I only need to get enough off that the texture in the wall comes back out, then primer covers it just fine.
I wonder if those people, who were only the 2nd owners of this 45 year old house, feel the curses sent their way as I scrub every wall free of glue. Yesterday they would have double curses as I explained to my exasperated daughter they bought the house to "flip" before flipping was cool and certainly before it was a lucrative experience. They chose to sink their money into cheap carpeting and wallpaper, even if the kitchen was missing a counter under one of the cabinets. I think a fresh coat of paint, cheap carpeting and a kitchen counter would have been a much better deal for me. We bought the house anyway, because frankly, I didn't have any experience in wallpaper removal and didn't know what an ordeal it would be.
As my daughter and I scrubbed and sent curses their way, we wondered whether a wall could become a voodoo wall and at least make them feel hot and bothered at the particular moment we were scrubbing walls. It seemed only fair after all.
On the other hand, maybe I shouldn't wish for voodoo walls. The next owners may send some curses my way if the walls still have the big, brown tree trunk and branches my daughter is currently painting on her formerly wallpapered wall. It doesn't really matter, though. I'll probably be here the rest of my life, I still have another room to strip of wallpaper.