Is there an easy way to take off wallpaper, or should I paint over it?

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  • Virginia Rohde Virginia Rohde on Aug 10, 2019

    Fabic softener & water. Look up on Google for wall paper remover. It works.

  • William William on Aug 10, 2019

    I use a 50/50 mix of vinegar and hot water in a spray bottle. Spray the wallpaper and let it sit for a while. Check every so often if it peels off with a putty knife. Painting over it may loosen it, bubble, or peel from moisture in the paint. Also would be a pain to remove in the future and seams can show.

  • Barb Barb on Aug 10, 2019

    Thank you barb

  • Sharon Sharon on Aug 10, 2019

    I do wall paper removal as a sideline..... I use fabric softner in hot water. Score the paper first, tape off the floor from the baseboards down with plastic tarps. I use a car sponge to wet 5' sections, let sit 20 mins, go back and wet again if it doesn't come off easily.

    I sure wouldn't paint over it..... I charge triple for the mess it makes if you do paint it.

  • Linda Linda on Aug 10, 2019

    Yes you can paint over your wallpaper if it is adhered well to the wall.