Best way to remove wallpaper?

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  • Nicki Petruzzella Kerns Nicki Petruzzella Kerns on Mar 01, 2018
    Hi Margaret! What worked best for me is using an X-acto knife to lightly score the wallpaper in a diamond pattern, like a larger version of scoring a ham before baking it, and then saturating the wallpaper with a spray-on product whose name escapes me at the moment. It's a thick blue gel that comes in a clear plastic spray bottle shaped like a Windex bottle. Let that sit for about ten to fifteen minutes, then use a putty knife to scrape the paper off the wall.
  • Ellis Ellis on Mar 01, 2018
    There is a tool you can buy that has little blades on it and you wheel it over the wall, scoring the wallpaper. Then you can make a home-made solution of fabric softener and warm water. I saw Nicole Curtis do this on diy network (Rehab Addict show--it's on their website.
  • Nancy Akers Lobeck Nancy Akers Lobeck on Mar 01, 2018
    Unfortunately the best way is to steam it and then scrape it.
  • Pamela Allen Pamela Allen on Mar 01, 2018
    Warm water and fabric softener works great. Put it in a spray bottle and spray well, let soak in for a few minutes and scrape off with a plastic spatula. Make sure you protect your floor, water and sticky wallpaper will stick to the floor and makes a real mess. Good luck, you may have to apply more than once.
  • Kevin Murphy Kevin Murphy on Mar 01, 2018
    S spray bottle of warm/hot water and plastic scraper. Not as tedious as you think it would be.
  • I have a video on my website with a few different ways. Click here.
  • I have a video on my website with a few different ways. Click here.