Wall Paper over Teak
The owners of a boat we are considering buying, the owners have wall-papered over the teak walls in places. It is quality work and tastefully done. I will probably leave the paper in place.
However, if at some future fate, should I want to remove the paper, I wonder how the wood finish would look. The current owner put new wallpaper in place five years ago and she reports that the walls looked great.
Of course I am suspicious that the wall paper is hiding wood that does not look up to snuff, but the owner claims that she was merely trying to break up the monotony of the solid teak wood. The wood that is visible looks new.
Are there any experts out there who can help me evaluate what I am looking at. I look at the wall paper and don't see anything underneath that looks like warped wood or veneer. Is it possible to remove the wallpaper without ruining the veneer finish, or is it already toast?
Again, not sure how to evaluate what I am looking at. One other clue, all the window frames and door frames, which are in the walls that have been wallpapered, show no signs of leakage.
Any help or ideas would be appreciated.