Jackie
Jackie
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Asked on Oct 4, 2017

What’s the easiest way to remove wallpaper?

KDianacirce70Susan
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6 answers
  • Johnavallance82
    on Oct 4, 2017

    Water and a Steamer
  • Kim
    on Oct 4, 2017

    Use a Wall paper scoring tool and a spray bottle of water to soak the paper, then scrape down with putty knife.
    Your local hardware store should carry the tool. You will be running the tool every which way over the entire surface. Once that is done use the spray bottle of water to make the walls damp. Let it soak in and then give it another spray. Use your scraper and begin working the paper off the wall. Sometimes it comes off in sheets (when it does, a happy dance is commonplace😏) and sometimes is comes off in little bits requiring more water, waiting, and scraping.
    When all the paper is down, Scrub your walls with TSP to remove any residual paste.

    Hope that helps
    😊
  • Susan
    on Oct 4, 2017

    Rent a steamer from hardware store or purchase one. https://www.lowes.com/pd/Wagner-705-Power-Wallpaper-Steamer/3033147
  • Dianacirce70
    on Oct 4, 2017

    I have had good luck with getting a scoring tool, its like $8 at a home store, scoring the wallpaper with the tool, then spraying with a solution of 1 part fabric softener to 3 parts water. Let it sit a bit, then it should scrape right off.
  • K
    on Oct 5, 2017

    Buy a gallon garden pump sprayer and fill it with hottest water possible. Score the wallpaper with a box cutter n horizontal lines, being careful to cut through the wallpaper and not the drywall paper. Spray the wall, and let it soak for about 15 minutes . Using a charm knife (an angled razor on a long handle), try scraping from the bottom first, but scrape anywhere the paper starts peeling. Keep spraying as needed. Don't forget to protect the floor from water and wet wallpaper wads. Time consuming job, but doable
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