Ready to get rid of that old wallpaper? Well you have come to the right place. Depending on how long you have been in your home, there is a good chance your wallpaper is now out of style.
And while you may be tempted to just rip it off the wall, that is the worst thing you can do. Doing so could actually cause a great deal of damage.
To help you remove the wallpaper without ruining your walls, we have put together a few steps you should follow.
Step #1 - Get The Tools You Need
The first step is to gather up all the tools you need. You will need 7 tools to get this project started:
Wallpaper roller remover
These are the only 7 tools you will need to get started. You may also want to get something to cover your floors.
Step #2 - Prep The Area
Before you can do any real work, you need to first prep the area. Anything that’s on the walls, pictures, nails, shelves etc., need to be removed. Once everything has been removed, take the blue tape and cover up the baseboards and wall sockets.
Step #3 - Score The Wall
Scoring the wall simply means cutting through the wallpaper so it can be removed. This can be done with the wallpaper roller remover. Scoring helps you get under the wallpaper without damaging the wall.
Be sure to score the entire wall evenly before moving to the next step.
Step #4 - Spray The Wall
Now that you’ve scored the wall with the wallpaper roller remover, the next step is to spray it with a removal solution. You can find the solution at your local home improvement store.
Make sure the solution is warm as this will help loosen and break down the glue. Once you have sprayed the entire wall, let it sit for 10-15 minutes. If you try to peel off the wallpaper too soon you will end up with a bunch of patches left behind. So be patient!
Step #5 - Start Peeling
Now that the solution has sat for 10-15 minutes, it's time to start peeling away the wallpaper. As you go, feel free to use more of the removal solution if you need to. The goal is to remove the wallpaper without damaging the wall. This will take time, but it can be done.
Depending on the size of the wall, it may take up to an hour or two to peel away all the wallpaper.
Be sure to put all removed wallpaper in a trash bag immediately. Otherwise it can ruin your floor.
Step #6 - Clean Up
Once all the wallpaper has been removed, there will still be some glue left on the wall. Use the scrub brush and some warm water to clean it up.
Follow these 6 steps and you should have a pretty seamless wallpaper removal process. If however you feel it might be too much for you, contact a professional painting company CT. They can have it done for you within a few hours.