Removing Wallpapers Minus The Damage

Wallpapers are great but maybe there will come a point when you’ve had enough of them. Maybe you want newer wallpapers over your wall, or you’ve decided that paint was just better. There are also chances that your wallpaper got ruined because of some sort of a water leakage and now it’s all mouldy and smells awful. In any of these cases, your wallpaper needs to g and the best way to make that happen is to know what you’re doing.

You can hire a wallpapering company to head on over and remove your wallpapers for you, but if we’re giving you our two cents, then yoau should know that it’s just more cost effective to remove the wallpapers yourself and then leave the rest of the mess to the wallpapering company to clear up while they’re prepping your wall for a new wallpaper. Now here’s what you can do at home to remove wallpaper the proper way.

Make The Room Safe

You’re about to make a mess so we recommend that you remove or at least cover all of the furniture in the room before you start. It’s also in your best interest to cut the power to the room as well so you don’t end up damaging your electrical components or electrocute yourself in the process.

Get The Wallpaper Wet

To release the wallpaper from the surface of your wall, you need to get some moisture beneath it. Wallpapers are generally water proof so that you can clean them using a damp cloth, so you’ll have to score your wallpaper using a tool so that water gets under it. Once that’s done, soak it generously.

Scrape It Off!

Now you’re ready to use a scraping tool to remove he freed wallpaper from your wall, if you’ve scored it well, it should peel off nice and easy without leaving much adhesive on your wall.