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FlashWallpaper

Does exactly what is says on the roll.
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Stripping wallpaper of walls is a grim, tedious, miserable activity, even with a steamer unit. It's slow and messy.

Next time you redecorate, why not use BorgCo FlashWalpaper ? It's available in a wide variety of tasteful colours and paterns, and both modern and traditional styles. It looks and handles exactly like ordinary wallpaper.

The only difference is that it's made from nitrocellulose, and the adhesive, once dry, is also flammable.

Fed up with your current decor ? Simply remove all furnish ings from the room, attach the self adhesive 10-second pyrotechnic delay fuse to the wall, and vacate the room, being sure to have left the windows open and closed the door behind you.

One brief WHOOOMPFFFFH later, and a few minutes for the fumes to disperse, and you are ready to redecorate.

NB Not suitable for timber framed houses or residences where tobacco is routinely smoked. This product may cause serious injury or death if used correctly. Always read the instructions before deploying and note that the back of the paper is clearly printed OTHER SIDE TOWARDS ENEMY. Check local fire regulations and any applicable strategic weapons limitation agreements in your area before proceeding.

8th of 7, Jan 01 2011

Flash Paper http://en.wikipedia...wiki/Nitrocellulose
A most useful and entertaining material. [8th of 7, Jan 01 2011]

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       Flash paper is fun!   

       Get some at your local magicians shop.   

       This idea is dangerously impractical. [+]
baconbrain, Jan 01 2011
  

       dangerous (+)
Voice, Jan 02 2011
  

       <looks at black marks on ceiling from spiderweb removal operations> Well, maybe.
FlyingToaster, Jan 02 2011
  

       Personally, I don't see what could POSSIBLY go wrong.
Alx_xlA, Jan 02 2011
  

       Well, it might not light properly ...
8th of 7, Jan 02 2011
  

       Bun! [+] Hey, 8th, why not also apply this technology to tee shirts? What else are we gonna do with all these left over Seahawks Superbowl Champions tee shirts? One quick flash and we could be ready to tool up a whole new design...
Grogster, Jan 03 2011
  

       A tiny ball of nitrocellulose in a magician's hand goes "WHOOOMPFFFFH". I have a feeling a room full of it would take a bit longer and most likely lead to the down burning of your house.
DIYMatt, Jan 03 2011
  

       Or you could do as that great decorator, Mr. Bean does. Simply add some pyrotechnics to a gallon of paint, wrap everything not in need of paint in newspaper, and vacate the room before it goes kablooey. Or ka-pinky, or whatever color suits your fancy. Funny, I just watched that episode the other night...
RayfordSteele, Jan 03 2011
  

       [+] flash bun
xandram, Jan 03 2011
  

       Marshmallows on sticks for roasting while redecorating. Cool +
blissmiss, Jan 03 2011
  

       // spontaneous redecoration //   

       {marked-for-tagline]
8th of 7, Jan 03 2011
  

       I'm sorry, I'm going to have to stay neutral on this one. Exploding wallpaper is silly... you'd have to use a special printer to put the pattern on it, since no printshop would want to risk their machinery getting blown up during doing so, and that would add to the cost. Plus, most of the work of removing wallpaper is actually the tedious task of removing the wallpaper paste.   

       If you'd suggested using ordinary wallpaper, combined with an explosive wallpaper adhesive, you'd have my bun.   

       Furthermore, there should be at least two different options of explosive power... a high power option which explodes quite violently, and a low power version which has just barely enough oomph to separate the wallpaper from the wall.   

       Also, it should come both in the form of pre- pasted wallpaper, and in brush-on / roll-on form.   

       ...   

       Of course, you might be able to make the case for flash wallpaper if the image printed on it is classified (top secret, secret, confidential, etc).
goldbb, Jan 04 2011
  

       I think explosive wallpaper paste is a given.
FlyingToaster, Jan 04 2011
  

       // explosive wallpaper adhesive //   

       <points>   

       "the adhesive, once dry, is also flammable".   

       OK, we will offer an explosive adhesive too.   

       // a low power version //   

       No, absolutely not. Total destruction, or nothing.
8th of 7, Jan 04 2011
  

       Would it crash when I bring an iPad into the room?
RayfordSteele, Jan 04 2011
  

       Only if you expose your genitals.
Cuit_au_Four, Jan 05 2011
  

       Well that seems rather prude-ish.   
      
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