What is the best way to remove wallpaper

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  • Kathy Hughes Kathy Hughes on Feb 25, 2018
    If you have a clothes steamer, use this and it will come right off!
  • Susan krom Susan krom on Feb 25, 2018
    you can rent or buy a steamer for this or you can also buy DIF which is a wallpaper concentrate you mix with water and spray or apply onto the wall. It helps to score the wall with utility knife first to allow better penetration. Hopefully it will just peel off, but often you will have to do some scraping. Dif is available at most home center stores, and I am sure Amazon
  • Blaire Simpson Oslander Blaire Simpson Oslander on Feb 26, 2018
    I've seen using fabric softener mixed with water, a paper tiger (thing that scores the wallpaper) and a putty knife. Tedious, but works!
  • Fix It Jen Fix It Jen on Feb 26, 2018
    Agreed on most of the input above, score paper so liquid can get thru, then hot water and downy to loosen glue, then scrape off. Good luck!
  • Blanche Blanche on Feb 26, 2018
    hot water and vinegar. using a micro cloth, will scrape of so easy
  • Joan Saner Harder Joan Saner Harder on Feb 26, 2018

    I just removed wall paper from a large room in my basement with success My paper was vinyl so it pulled off easily on it’s own, but it was the pasted layer that stuck.
    I purchased a 1 gallon size weed sprayer from HomeDepot. I filled it with hot water and added Dawn concentrate. I then, sprayed a section at a time (about 2 widths)
    Let it rest a couple of minutes, then sprayed it again.
    The paper peeled off nicely, with just a nudge from a small putty knife. If it stuck more, I added a another spray of water, but It came off in large sheets and I was done in no time. a another spray of water, but It came off in large sheets and I was done in no time.

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