February 22, 2014 1:56 PM Subscribe
How the hell do I get this dead ivy off my house?
posted by thinkingwoman to Home & Garden (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So, we stupidly killed the ivy before tearing it off the house first. (Yes, we are a living, breathing example of how not to own a home.)
I think we thought that killing it would make it easier to tear down, because it's dead, but now the vines are totally desiccated and are too fragile to support the tension needed to separate the vines from the house.
I've picked off what I could, but picking it off a centimeter at a time is just... no. There has to be a better way. I was thinking of using a scraper of some sort, but I'd like to preserve the paint as best I can. Also, it's a pretty big area, and pretty far off the ground.
Any other ideas?