Glue on walls; possibly lead paint too
My house was built in 1916; most of the wood (if not all) was brought to southeast Alaska from washington. The floors, ceiling, and walls are all wood (doug fir). My problem is with the walls. Sometime around the 60s, someone put faux wood panelling over ALL of the walls. There was some sort of glue squirted on the walls, and the panelling was then applied. I love the walls under the panelling, but I don't know how to get the glue off. Also, I suspect that the paint on the walls is lead paint. has anyone dealt with a similar problem? Is there any way I can salvage these otherwise beautiful walls? It looks like a nightmare to deal with, but the panelling is hideous, so I have to do something! I want to remove both the glue AND the paint, or at least the glue...
(I am trying to post a picture, but I'm having serious issues!)