The Easiest Way to Remove Your Wallpaper

Removing wallpaper might appear more risky than it truly is. While it demands patience due to its repetitive nature, it's entirely feasible. Undertaking this task requires a methodical approach and the selection of your preferred technique. Familiarize yourself with these three distinct methods, acquaint yourself with the necessary tools and materials, and subsequently opt for the approach that resonates most effectively with you. Before you start, we will talk about one of the best ways to do this. This method involves soaking the wallpaper, inevitably leading to considerable drips on the floor. To safeguard your flooring and baseboards, take precautionary measures by placing towels, sheets of cardboard, or a protective drop cloth beneath. 

 

Equipment / Tools 

Steam Removal 

  • Wallpaper steamer 
  • Putty knife 
  • Clean sponge 
  • Wallpaper scoring tool 

Water and Vinegar 

  • Spray bottle 
  • Putty knife 

Liquid Stripper 

  • Putty knife 
  • Wallpaper scoring tool 
  • Clean sponge 

Materials 

Steam Removal 

  • Sheet plastic 
  • Tape 

Water and Vinegar 

  • Water 
  • Vinegar 
  • Sheet plastic 
  • Tape 

Liquid Stripper 

  • Wallpaper stripper in spray bottle 
  • Sheet plastic 
  • Tape 

 

1: Steam-Based Elimination 

Initiate the Steaming Process 

Load the steamer reservoir with water, ensuring it reaches the designated waterline mark. Be cautious not to overfill the steamer. 

Connect the handle and hose to the expansive steamer plate. Activate the device by plugging it in and switching it on. 

Allow the apparatus to generate steam, usually indicated by illuminating indicator lights. It may take approximately five to ten minutes. 

 

2- Steam the Wallpaper 

Protecting your floors and baseboards is essential. Secure sheet plastic in place using tape, creating a barrier to capture the damp paper fragments and drips during the process. 

Position the steamer plate onto a designated section of the wallpaper, and engage the trigger for a duration of 15 to 20 seconds. Promptly lift the plate off the surface. 

3 - Remove the Wallpaper  

As quickly as possible, start the process of lifting the wallpaper section using the putty knife. If you encounter difficulty, consider utilizing the wallpaper scoring tool to create small punctures in the wallpaper. Follow this by applying steam to the scored section and attempting to peel it off. 

Continue with these steps until the wallpaper is successfully removed. 

Never load a wallpaper steaming tool while it is still hot. This can cause aneruption or spilling of hot water, which can lead to burns. Please wait until the tool is completely cool before refilling it. 

4- Time to Clean 

Following the successful removal of the wallpaper, apply steam once again to facilitate the scraping off of any lingering adhesive residue. 

Once the adhesive has been effectively cleaned, usea fresh, damp sponge to meticulously cleanse the wall's surface. 

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