What can you use to remove old wall paper?

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 25, 2018

  • Janet Panos Janet Panos on Jan 25, 2018
    Hello! Typically, to remove old wallpaper, score the wallpaper and then spray it with a mix if fabric softener and water. Soak it well and let it soak in for several hours. It should peel or scrape off fairly easily at that point. Good luck!

  • Holly Kinchlea-Brown Holly Kinchlea-Brown on Jan 25, 2018
    Water and fabric softener wiped on, let soak then scrape with a putty knife/paint scraper (elbow grease and patience)

  • Ginny Ginny on Jan 25, 2018
    Depends on how many layers of paper are underneath and what walls are made of - wallboard, plaster.... I had to put up barnsiding in my hallway because there were three (3) layers of paper, and a gentlemen at the wallpaper store advised me not to attempting removing it because it could damage the walls. I am really happy with barnsiding, and it has been up about 35 yrs. Can nail and hang pictures, and there is no care involved.