How do I remove wallpaper borders?

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  • Betsy Betsy on Nov 29, 2019

    Hi Di: Poke holes in the border with a tool called a Paper Tiger, and then spray with a mix of 1/2 water and 1/2 liquid fabric softener. Let it sit for a while, maybe 10 minutes, and then use a plastic putty knife to gently scrape the wallpaper off. Good luck

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Nov 29, 2019

    Saturate it with mild vinegar and water and scrape it off with a plastic spatula.

    If you’re hoping to save the wallpaper under it, that’s unlikely.

    I would suggest going over it with a new border paper or mask off and paint over the border.

  • Toni @ Girl, Just DIY! Toni @ Girl, Just DIY! on Nov 29, 2019

    Hot water in a spray bottle and a plastic putty knife did the trick for me when I had to remove it from my bathroom and kitchen.

  • Vickymcreations Vickymcreations on Nov 29, 2019

    If it over the top of wallpaper I highly doubt you can get it off without ruining the wallpaper underneath, if this is the case you can refresh with a new border over the top

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Dec 01, 2019


    If they were self adhesive, maybe you can pull them off. If they were pasted on, wet them first to loosen the past and peel away.