Asked on Oct 22, 2019

How do I remove wallpaper?

Kathy Gunter LawKim  |Exquisitely UnremarkableJohn Philips

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How do I remove wallpaper

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  • John Philips
    on Oct 22, 2019

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

  • 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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