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Wallpaper eradication can seem complicated, however, by incorporating easy supplies and the appropriate technique, it doesn’t have to be scary.

Prep Your Space

Be sure that your space is clutter-free before starting. Follow these suggestions to secure your space:

Take some time to clear, coordinate and clean your location before beginning.

If you are able to remove all furniture, go for it. However, if this isn’t practical then simply just push everything to the center of the room and canopy it with plastic.

Use drop cloths to keep the floors shielded from any paint or water damage. Defend your baseboards with painter’s tape.

Use a tiny piece of painter’s tape to cover sockets and stop any water or paint from entering. For additional safety, visit your electrical panel and turn off source of electricity to the room. Obtain extra light by using a lamp along with an extension cord from another room.

Give yourself an entire day or possibly a few days to facilitate your wallpaper extraction. Specific wallpapers may take additional time but some may come off easily. You won’t discover how much time this will take until you start.


There are generally four different kinds of wallpaper. The four kinds are traditional wallpaper, peel and stick, a detachable top layer and also strippable wallpaper. Since every single wallpaper has unique elimination characteristics, it is vital to figure out what variety you have.

Strippable wallpapers expedite simple removal in whole sheets.

Traditional varieties of wallpaper are more challenging to remove.

Peel and stick wallpaper will come off rather efficiently in full sheets.

The type of wallpaper that has a detachable layer on top will annoyingly leave the paper backing on your wall as soon as the top layer is removed..

Don’t stress should this be the type of wallpaper you are working with. It might take extra removal time but there are techniques that can help.

1. Peel and Stick Wallpaper

The residue-free removal and simple installation have made peel and stick wallpaper an innovative star. Merely start at one of the top corners of the wall and pull the wallpaper down softly and firmly, working parallel to the wall. Use terrific care when you slowly pull this wallpaper down delicately and you will be qualified to reinstall it on a different wall.

Avoid over-stretching by being cautious and systematic. Important! Don't let the sticky edges of the wallpaper contact each other if you intend to reuse it. Don’t enable the sides to touch each other since they are very difficult to remove.

2. Strippable Wallpaper

The best kind to remove is strippable wallpaper, for example our Sure Strip Wallpaper. It has been produced with a pre-pasted backing which makes it easy and quick to take down. Use a scraper or utility knife to peel back a small top section.

After, pull the rest of the sheet downwards. Ensure that your hands continue to be close to the section that is currently connected to the wall. Keep a spray bottle of water on hand to help initialize the paste. Repeat with the outstanding sheets of wallpaper. If you come across any portions that seem stuck or difficult, use a spray bottle or water sponge to loosen the paste a lot more. Use some dish detergent and warm water to wipe down the walls and take any remaining paste.

3. Traditional Wallpaper

Traditional wallpaper is the variety that many people loathe working with due to its track record difficult removal. You'll be fine if you have the appropriate materials on hand and use the right technique. Use a scoring tool and poke small holes all over the wallpaper. This helps the water and remover solution soak through the wallpaper and get to the paste.

Work in three-foot sections, soaking the punctured wallpaper with hot water or wallpaper remover. Purchase wallpaper removal either online or from your local home improvement center. Otherwise, you may make your own removal solution by simply mixing either fabric softener or vinegar with hot water. Alternatively, make use of a wallpaper steamer machine that you could rent from your local home improvement store to loosen the paper.

Important! If you are attaching wallpaper straight onto drywall, be sure not to over-saturate for prolonged periods of time. Being damp temporarily is good, but extra exposure can create destruction. Use a spackling knife or scraper to clear away the soaked wallpaper very carefully as to not harm the drywall. If you have any extra residue on your wall, carefully wipe it off with a solution of warm water along with dish detergent.

4. Wallpaper with a Peelable Top Layer

This type of wallpaper, typically vinyl, can be taken off while its backing remains on the wall. This is accepted as a two-step removal that begins with stripping the top layer off. Warm water or a spray bottle can release if it gets stuck. Any backing layers that are stuck on should come away easier with wallpaper remover. Be very cautious as you scrape the paper away from the walls. Use a detergent and water solution to wipe away any residue with a cloth or sponge.

Finishing Up

Provide your wall two to three days of dehydrating time after your wallpaper elimination process is done. If you can provide a handful of fans running to confirm adequate air circulation, it is a good idea. It will be possible to recover your wall surfaces in a couple of days to create your new space. Hang a different wallpaper and enjoy your brand-new vibes. Move your furnishings back and enjoy!

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