What is the best way to remove wallpaper from a painted wall?

Norma Bryson
by Norma Bryson
  4 answers
  • Kathy O'Malley Kathy O'Malley on Jan 08, 2018
    fabric softener and water in a spray bottle works well, also smells nice.. most wallpaper have a top layer try and peel some of that off so you can spray the adhesive layer..

  • William William on Jan 08, 2018
    You will need to score the paper since it is painted. What I use is hot water and vinegar in a spray bottle and a foam roller. Saturate the paper, let it sit for a while and check every so often if the paper starts to peel off.

  • SandyG SandyG on Jan 08, 2018
    You can also rent a wallpaper steamer to use and this will help loosen wallpaper glue. Get a flexible metal scraper or a plastic putty blade and carefully remove moistened wallpaper. Take your time. It is very easy to tear up your sheetrock if the wallpaper is being stubborn or gouge a hole in your sheetrock.