Mary Jane
Mary Jane
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Asked on May 19, 2019

How do I remove wallpaper from drywall?

Crystal Beach GroeneveltBrittany @by Brittany GoldwynJwawersich


5 answers
  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on May 19, 2019

    Patience and more patience. Use Dif wallpaper remover with hot water . Spray it on, let it soak in for at least 15 min.,keep wet and scrape with a putty knife. Work in small areas at a time. Try to peal off any protective coating on wallpaper so you expose the backing.

  • Mike Ryan
    on May 19, 2019

    The drywall should have a coat of primer and 1 coat of paint. Then use a spray bottle and soak it with warm water. Use a spatula and scrape off the wallpaper. If it doesn’t have primer and paint I don’t know what would work. Probably nothing as it would take off the paper on the drywall.

  • Jwawersich
    on May 20, 2019

    Both answers are right. There are several removal products out there that work well. To speed it up you can get a tool that will score or poke small holes it the wallpaper. I recommend a plastic scraper, less chance of gouging the drywall. Mike is correct about the paint. If the drywall was installed correctly, it should have either 2 coats primer or 1 primer/1 paint. If the wallpaper was put on unprimed drywall, it won't come off with out damaging the drywall and will have to be replaced also.

  • Crystal Beach Groenevelt
    on May 23, 2019

    Steam. It will peel right off with steam. I rented a steamer, but this is a good excuse to purchase a clothing steamer. Don’t waste money on Dif, soaking takes forever, use a steamer.

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