How can I save my bedroom walls that have wallpaper on I cant get off?

  9 answers
  • Vivian Vivian on Jan 18, 2019

    I guess you have tried vinegar and warm water plus a tool to help scrap off the wallpaper, and this has not worked you may want to think about covering your walls with ship lap or some other wood to your liking. If you have other concerns please let us know and we will go on from there.

  • William William on Jan 18, 2019

    Since you cannot get it off it probably was hung without walls being primed or "sized". This is the only time I recommend priming and painting.

  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Jan 18, 2019

    A thin layer of sheetrock or shiplap can cover the wallpaper. Get electrical box extensions to move plugs and switches to the new wall thickness.

  • Dorothy Dorothy on Jan 19, 2019

    Home depot has a primer to paint on wallpaper so you can paint your walls. We used it in a bedroom. My son who paints for side jobs was amazed at its coverage and not having to paint several coats either.

  • Karolyn Slader Karolyn Slader on Jan 19, 2019

    Patch and paint

  • Lisa Motley Lisa Motley on Jan 19, 2019

    If you can get the wallpaper to separate, pull the top layer off. Get a garden sprayer and fill it with vinegar and warm water. The vinegar will cut the adhesive. Then it will scrape off fairly easy. Good luck.

  • Dmk1007 Dmk1007 on Jan 19, 2019

    I had the same problem years ago. Here's what I did:

    - Lightly sand down the wall with the paper.

    - prime the wall (the whole room) with a good primer.

    - paint the room (or 1 or 2 walls) a color you like!


  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jun 20, 2022

    Either use a steamer or pay a professional to do the job for you as they will have the right equipement.