Removing wallpaper

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  • Score and steam! Here is how!

    Any tool rental will have everything you need!
  • Jma30128905 Jma30128905 on Apr 18, 2018
    Mix liquid fabric softener and water in a spray bottle. I use 1/3 softener to 2/3 water. Spray on paper and let set about 30 min. Peels off. If difficult to get started find a place where the paper is loose so mixture will get under the paper.
  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Apr 18, 2018
    The best method I've found is steaming it. You can rent one, or if you want one they are under one hundred dollars.
  • Kay27246977 Kay27246977 on Apr 18, 2018
    laundry softener
  • Margaret Margaret on Apr 18, 2018
    Use liquid fabric softener in a spray bottle.
  • Robyn Garner Robyn Garner on Jun 05, 2018
    IF you are still looking for advice on removing wallpaper - the best method I've found is to use DIF wallpaper remover concentrate. Score your paper with a handheld scoring tool. LOTS of scoring as that's how the DIF gets to the glue.

    When you're ready to remove, mix the DIF concentrate w/ HOT water. The hot water is key! Allow it to soak in and do its work - you can test if it's ready by using your scraper. It should come off easily in long strips. If it does not, could need longer soak time and/or more DIF.

    It's tiring, hot work but easy. Put plastic over your flooring and have a large garbage can in the room for the wallpaper scraps - use a plastic can liner so glue doesn't get on everything.

    Once the paper is gone, if there is a lot of glue remaining on the wall spray again w/ DIF and sponge off, rinsing the sponge often. Finally, one more water wash prior to paint.
  • William William on Jun 05, 2018
    I use a 50/50 mix of vinegar and hot water in a spray bottle. Saturate the wallpaper and let it sit for a while. Do not let it dry out. Every so often check if you can peel it off with a putty knife. Use the same mixture to remove any glue residue.
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