Asked on Oct 4, 2017

Easiest way to remove wallpaper



6 answers
  • Ann Cherkas Halstead
    on Oct 4, 2017

    Get a wallpaper scorer. Use it on the paper. Then spray hot soapy water on it. Wait a few minutes and start pealing.
  • Jan Loehr
    on Oct 4, 2017

    This job is a very labor intensive and exhausting endeavor..not only does the paper and backing need to be hand scraped off but the walls need to be prepped with a "mud" to even out the surface so the paint you apply looks smooth and professional....get some quotes from a pro for this will have much better results all around..
  • Kate
    on Oct 4, 2017

    The easiest way is to pay someone else to do it!
    Otherwise, there are products at Home Depot/Lowes to strip the old stuff off. It can be time consuming.
  • Amanda
    on Oct 4, 2017

    Hello. I haven't found a easy way. What I did do is use a wall paper scorer to make little holes in the wall paper. Then I spray Diff on and start scraping it off with a wall paper scrapper. If you are lucky you may be able to pull it off in big pieces. I have also used a garment steamer on hard areas. Make sure you get all of the wallpaper and glue off. Otherwise when you paint it won't stick to those spots. Good Luck!
  • Fiddledd224
    on Oct 4, 2017

    If it doesn't peel off, use a scoring tool to rough it up and then either steam it off or use a large sea sponge with hot water and rub it on until the paper gets soft and gooey. Then scrape it off.
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