Asked on Jul 11, 2018

Can you please tell me what’s the easiest way to remove wall paper?

Ella Frierson BondJoanA Crafty Mix - Michelle


3 answers
  • A Crafty Mix - Michelle
    on Jul 11, 2018

    Soak the wall paper with a mixture of fabric softener and water. Let it sit for at least 1/2 hour and then scrap it off.
  • Joan
    on Jul 11, 2018

    Before you make any investment (renting a steamer, etc.), try this. You need a spray bottle filled with hot water. Spray about 3 panels of the wallpaper very liberally, walk away for 30 minutes, come back and spray again two more times (spray and walk away for 30 minutes x 2). FROM THE BOTTOM UP, start tearing the paper up very slowly, jerking as you go. If the paper tears, just scrape it up with your fingernail and continue jerking the paper up. Continue on in the room the same way doing 3 panels at time. To remove the glue left on the walls, you’ll need a bucket of warm water and an old broom. Wet the broom in the hot water and start washing the wall with the broom which will break up the remaining glue. Then wipe the walls down with a soft cloth dipped in warm water. The broom will be shot when you’re done so you’ll have to pitch it. This worked for me and I removed 3 rooms of wallpaper that were 25-30 years old. Good luck and let me know how it turns out!
  • Ella Frierson Bond
    on Jul 11, 2018

    Yes, wet paper is the secrete.
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