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How To Remove Wallpaper So you are tired of your old wallpaper, or perhaps you just moved into a home with tacky old wallp...
Is it Strippable Wallpaper? Many wallpapers today are the easy strippable kind, so you need to do a test to check what typ...
Prepare Your Area You will need to cover floors, furniture and anything valuable you cannot remove from the room with prot...
Pull Off The Wallpaper Facing Start near the ceiling at a corner where wallpaper tends to be looser and use a putty knife ...
Apply Water and Fabric Softener Or AChemical Wallpaper Stripper In this step you may want to wear gloves to protect your h...
Patch and Repair Any Wall Damage After you have removed every bit of the wallpaper, and you have allowed the wall to compl...
See The VideosTo see the video tutorials that go along with these              instructions please visit:http://www.wallpa...
A fresh new look! Modern Wallpaper Update by Washington -Vignette_8103Visit us today at www.wallpaperwholesaler.com to see...
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How to Remove Wallpaper

  1. 1. How To Remove Wallpaperwww.wallpaperwholesaler.com
  2. 2. How To Remove Wallpaper So you are tired of your old wallpaper, or perhaps you just moved into a home with tacky old wallpaper and you need to get rid of it. How to remove wallpaper? It’s a question that tends to stress-out anyone who needs to tackle this task, but the answer is surprisingly simple, and the process is not as difficult as you might imagine.
  3. 3. Is it Strippable Wallpaper? Many wallpapers today are the easy strippable kind, so you need to do a test to check what type is on your walls. Pry a seam up on the edge using a utility knife and tug the wallpaper down at an angle, keeping both of your hands close to the edge you are lifting. If the wallpaper peels off in long sheets and does not leave and adhesive residue, your paper is strippable and your project will be super easy. To learn how to remove wallpaper if it is not strippable… keep reading.
  4. 4. Prepare Your Area You will need to cover floors, furniture and anything valuable you cannot remove from the room with protective plastic drop cloths so these surfaces and items do not get damaged in this process. Shut off all circuit breakers that power the area you will be working in. Removing older wallpaper, or the types of wallpaper that requires adhesive, will take a lot of water, and it will be a very messy job.
  5. 5. Pull Off The Wallpaper Facing Start near the ceiling at a corner where wallpaper tends to be looser and use a putty knife to lift up the edges of the wallpaper facing. Pull the wallpaper off the wall at an angle using slow, steady pressure. The backing will be left behind, and this is fine since in the next step you will use water to soften and remove it from the wall. The longer a wallpaper has been on a wall, the more difficult it tends to be to remove it, in cases where wallpaper is especially difficult to remove, you may need special tools like a scoring tool or an electric steamer.
  6. 6. Apply Water and Fabric Softener Or AChemical Wallpaper Stripper In this step you may want to wear gloves to protect your hands. You will need to either use one of the commercially available spray-on wallpaper strippers, or you can use warm water and add a cap full of liquid softener per liter of water. Then take a thick sponge or paint roller and apply the solution onto the wallpaper working with water as warm as you can reasonably stand it. If you use water, let it soak for roughly 15 minutes, then scrape the paper from the wall with a putty knife, you may have to repeat this process several times to get all the residue. If you use a spray-on wallpaper stripper, follow the instructions on the bottle.
  7. 7. Patch and Repair Any Wall Damage After you have removed every bit of the wallpaper, and you have allowed the wall to completely dry (overnight recommended), you can begin the process of prepping the wall for fresh paint, or a new wallpaper… strippable this time! Patch up damage with joint compound and sand the rough patches smooth with a hand sander, making sure to wear a mask to protect against breathing in the dust. If you plan to apply fresh wallpaper, you can use an acrylic primer that is formulated for wallpaper application that makes removing the wallpaper much easier in the future. Now you know how to remove wallpaper!
  8. 8. See The VideosTo see the video tutorials that go along with these instructions please visit:http://www.wallpaperwholesaler.com/blog/index .php/how-to-remove-wallpaper/
  9. 9. A fresh new look! Modern Wallpaper Update by Washington -Vignette_8103Visit us today at www.wallpaperwholesaler.com to see the latest in modern wallpaper patterns by top brand names in the industry at up to 85% off retail prices. We also offer free shipping and no sales tax* on all orders!

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