How do I remove wallpaper?

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How do I remove wallpaper ?


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  • Annie Annie on Dec 22, 2019

    Is it strippable Jacqueline?


    Here are some projects that will show you

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  • K. Rupp K. Rupp on Dec 22, 2019

    Use a scoring tool that you can use in circular motions. This will score the wallpaper and cut it into tiny little holes all over. Then you get a wallpaper dissolvant liquid that gets smeared on top of all the holes so that it soaks in. All of this is at Home Depot, Lowes, ace hardware in the wallpaper section. If it is a bathroom you can always run the hot shower for a bit ....would work well to loosen everything up. Then peel off the paper. If it still doesn't peel off well, you might want to think about renting a wallpaper steamer. Or you could use a handheld shark steamer. Beware, they are very messy which is why I really like the score tool and the spray. If for some reason when it peels off, it is also taking drywall off along with it, this means that the wallpaper was put on right on top of the drywall without a coat of primer. you will have to spackle again and sand in those spots where it tore off drywall. Good luck! Removing wallpaper is not one of my favorite things. ahhh...!


  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on Dec 22, 2019

    Use a scoring tool to score the paper first.. https://amzn.to/2EGyKBx


    Next use a steamer, you may rent one from a wallpaper and paint store or may be able to get by with a clothes' steamer. Work on one small section at a time steaming and gently scraping. It may neven peel off easily with the steamer.

  • Mogie Mogie on Dec 22, 2019

    Use a scoring tool to create holes in the wallpaper. Use a spray bottle to soak the paper. Spray water into the slits so it can work its way behind the covering. Wait about 10 minutes and then scrape off the paper with a putty knife.

  • Peggy L Burnette Peggy L Burnette on Dec 22, 2019

    Hi this is Peggy. This says use water, but I used really hot water with downey. Good luck. To remove older non-treated wallpaper, you can take a garden sprayer filled with water and wallpaper removal solution and apply it liberally to the wallpaper. Let the wallpaper soak for 15-20 minutes and then use a scraper or dull putty knife to start peeling away the paper.Feb 7, 2018

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  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Dec 22, 2019

    Google, Jacqueline, and you will find some great videos. They will tell you want you need to do the job.

  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Dec 23, 2019

    If your walls are drywall -- make sure it has been primed. If it hasn't, then use another approach rather than paper removal. Steamer was the best purchase I ever made. Score the surface in crosshatch pattern. Spray down with hot water. Let sit for a bit. Apply steamer and remove paper as it loosens with a drywall tool. Important to wash afterward with a vinegar-water solution to remove any residual glue.


  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Dec 24, 2019

    Peel as much as possible. Mix fabric softener and warm water 50/50 in a spray bottle then saturate. Let sit and then scrape with a plastic tool. Clean residue with warm soapy water.

  • My Family Thyme My Family Thyme on Dec 26, 2019

    Score the paper first. You can buy this tool at your local hardware store or home improvement store. Then mix warm water with fabric softener in a spray bottle as described in the comment above.

  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom Holly Lengner - Lost Mom on Oct 04, 2021

    There are lots of posts here on removing wallpaper: Home and Garden DIY Ideas | Hometalk