Asked on Oct 22, 2019

How do I remove wallpaper?

Kathy Gunter LawKim  |Exquisitely UnremarkableJohn Philips


How do I remove wallpaper

3 answers
  • John Philips
    John Philips
    on Oct 22, 2019

    you needs - wallpaper scoring roller, hot water, fabric softener mixtures, soaking wet towel.

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    Kathy Gunter Law
    on Oct 22, 2019

    Peel as much as possible from the walls.

    If you can't get to the backing, you may need to score the paper with a tool. Paper Tiger is easy to find. Light pressure because you don't want to damage the wall behind the paper.

    Mix 50/50 fabric softener & warm water in a spray bottle or garden sprayer. I've read that vinegar is as effective but I have never used it.

    Allow the mixture to sit for 5 - 10 minutes so that it saturates the adhesive on the paper backing.

    Scrape with a plastic scraper.

    Once it is all removed, wash the walls with warm soapy water (blue Dawn is my go-to) and a microfiber cloth.

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