“Removing wallpaper is just one of those tasks we postpone for a long time. If one or more of your walls is covered in wallpaper the previous owner of the home set up, you probably avoid removing it because you don’t want to damage the walls. But there is no reason to let this faded paper cramp your decor.”
Before you begin, keep in mind that wallpaper removal could be labor intensive and can result in severe harm to your walls if it’s not done correctly. This is why you should follow particular procedures and make use of correct tools to make sure that removal of such won’t be that labor extensive.
Tip #1 The first step is to prepare by eliminating all furniture away from the wall and cover it with plastic drop cloths or tarps.To start with, start in a corner and pull a piece of wallpaper from the wall. At times you can easily peel all of it right off and just be left with eliminating the glue residue. Yet most of the time you’ll be able to remove some areas and be left with some spots which you will need to apply wallpaper removal solution and spend a little extra labor to remove. Remove as much as you can while dry, but bear in mind to be careful and remove it slowly so that it will not damage the drywall.
Tip #2: Many times you will have to utilize a solution to aid in breaking down the glue of the wallpaper. Lots of people use liquid fabric softener or other cleaning items which are effective. Once you’ve mixed the solution you might like to “score” the wallpaper. Scoring the wallpaper is simply putting tiny holes in the surface of the paper so that the solution could penetrate to the glue backing easier. This can be done over a couple of ways.
Tip #3: Whenever your walls appear smooth already, complete the look by sponging it with a water-vinegar solution.
Tip #4: Another option for removing old wallpaper involves steaming. Tool rental and wallpaper stores will usually rent electrical steamers for getting rid of wallpaper. Heat the water in the wallpaper steamer before applying the plate against the wall. As the wallpaper becomes moist, you will notice the colour darken and wrinkle.
Next time you purchase an additional set of interior wallpaper, choose the pre-pasted ones. They are easier to install, reposition and take off if you happen to tire of them. Furthermore, remember that removal jobs will be different at times so if guidance is necessary then call for it.