4 Best Easy Ways to Remove Wallpaper Completely

Although wallpaper has come a long way since grandma’s time, there are more people removing wallpaper than hanging wallpaper these days. And although it’s a project that most people dread, the tools and techniques of today make it a whole lot easier than in grandma’s time. All that is required are a couple of specialist tools (not expensive), a few hours of time and a little muscle power.If you are interested in removing your wallpaper, you are in luck as the instructions included here will help you start and finish your project in no time. 4 Best Easy Ways to Remove Wallpaper Completely.

If you are interested in removing your wallpaper, you are in luck as the instructions included here will help you start and finish your project in no time.Before You Start

Before You, StartWallpaper removal is a

Wallpaper removal is a straight forward project. However, keeping safety in mind, for this project you will be using a sharp wallpaper scraping knife and therefore will need a tough pair of leather gloves. It is also important that you have eye protection as wallpaper adhesive can be dust like if it is old and taken off the wall. Tools Needed­­­­­­­­­­­­­

 

Tools Needed­­­­­­­­­­­­­

 

1) Wallpaper Scraper

2) Bucket

3) Sponge

4) Protective Eyewear

5) Sandpaper

6) Wallpaper Scoring Tool

7) Plastic Dust Sheet

 

Start Your Project

 

1) Begin by laying down the plastic dust sheet under the wall that you are working on.This will help keep your floors clean during your project. Now is also the time to start wearing your protective eyewear.

This will help keep your floors clean during your project. Now is also the time to start wearing your protective eyewear.

2) To start your project, using the wallpaper scoring tool, score the entire surface of the wallpaper. Keep in mind that the more scored the wallpaper, the easier it will be to remove.Next, using your sponge, apply warm soapy water to the wallpaper. You will want to get the wallpaper as damp as possible.

3) Next, using your sponge, apply warm soapy water to the wallpaper. You will want to get the wallpaper as damp as possible. Using your wallpaper scraper, begin scraping off sections of wallpaper. You may need to re-wet the paper several times before the paper comes off.

4) Using your wallpaper scraper, begin scraping off sections of wallpaper. You may need to re-wet the paper several times before the paper comes off.

5) Finally, after having removed all the wallpaper, inspect the wall for any areas of dried paste or adhesive. To remove them, either use your wallpaper scraper or sandpaper.

 

Important Note:

Some wallpaper is designed so that just the face or surface of the wallpaper comes off the wall – leaving a paper backing on the wall. If this is case with your wallpaper, you can either decide to leave the backing on the wall and wallpaper, or paint over it, or remove it entirely.

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