What is the easiest way to remove wallpaper?? I have a lot to remove!

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Our wallpaper has been up for 30years and the seams are starting to peel

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  • Donna Powell Donna Powell on Nov 21, 2017
    I used a hire a wallpaper guy who would spray down the walls with a mixture of water and fabric softener. Evidently it softens the glue underneath and helps to make it peel off easy. You will also need to work in sections to keep the paper wet where you are working to help make it easier. Good luck. Removing wallpaper just once will help you make the decision to never hang it again.
  • Anne Doyle Anne Doyle on Nov 21, 2017
    we used a heat gun and hot steam but the only thing that really worked was the wallpaper removal spray from the hardware store and a stiff scraper
  • Dianacirce70 Dianacirce70 on Nov 21, 2017
    There is a tool at the home improvement stores called a wallpaper shark. Its a handheld disk that has rolling cutters in it. Very inexpensive and easy to use. Roll it all over the paper, then spray with a solution of 3 parts water and 1 part fabric softener. Wait a few minutes for it to soak in, and the paper should scrape off easily
  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Nov 21, 2017
    We used the paper tiger perforating tool and some spray on remover.

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  • Robyn Garner Robyn Garner on Nov 21, 2017
    I agree to use the roller cutter first. It scores the surface of the paper so your remover can get to the glue. I always use a product called DIF to remove wallpaper but have never tried a DIY solution. Get the concentrated DIF and mix with HOT water for best results.
  • Just AGirl Just AGirl on Nov 21, 2017
    This old Victorian home had a mass of old worn wallpaper when I bought it. I used the inexpensive window cleaner for cars (you can get the best deal at any dollar type store in the gallon size). Soak it down well using any window cleaner spray bottle, then wait several minutes to allow it to soak in. I learned this from my painter when I was very young watching him do the same thing. It should easily peel off once it is soaked into the paper.