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Removing Wallpaper from Drywall

Removing wallpaper from drywall can be a chore that is true. However, it is not as difficult as it might seem once you understand some basic tips as well as tricks, but it will also take some time to execute. However, the first thing you must do will be to make sure that you possess the appropriate tools and things that you will need, which ordinarily should include: razor scraper or perforating tool to do away with old wallpaper, a short ladder depending on the height of the wall to be covered, a scrapper, pre-tape dropcloth, a cleaning sponge and hand-held liquid sprayer or paint roller for applying wallpaper stripper.

Other things that you will need as well are: a pan in which the chemical mixture of water and vinegar or liquid laundry softener is placed before being applied and a bucket containing warm water. Alright the first step will be to make use of a pre-tape dropcloth to cover the entire floor area that you will be working from. This will ensure that the floor is protected and that the mess from this exercise at the end of the day is well taken care of. Next thing will be for you to use the razor scraper to peel off wallpaper. This will ensure that the stripping chemical penetrates the wallpaper and dissolves the glue breaking the connection that exists between the wallpaper and the wall.

removing wallpaper from drywall

Removing wallpaper from drywall can be a difficult task if not done properly.

After which, you will need to apply or spray the mixture of vinegar and some warm water (50/50 combination) or the 25/75 combination solution of liquid laundry softener and water on the wallpaper. Once you have concluded this, you will need to wait for about thirty minutes to allow the chemical mixture to soak in or to begin having effect. Then, gently grab a corner of the wallpaper to see if the wallpaper removes. If it doesn’t you will need to apply your chemical solution on the wallpaper again.

Now again wait for this to take effect and then attempt removal of the wallpaper once again. It should come off this time around. Now as you peel off wallpaper you will notice that not everything comes off the wall all at once. So you will need to make use of the scrapper to scrap off any additional wallpaper that is left on the wall. As you do this notice that the mess you are now creating falls onto dropcloth. A good thing this was placed on the floor in the first place, so all you need to do now is to roll away dropcloth together with debris from the wall. But this is after you have made use of some warm water and sponge to rid your wall of any excess paste. Removing wallpaper with fabric softener is another sure fire way of quickly removing wallpaper.

Finally, can you see that removing wallpaper from drywall isn’t as difficult as you thought it was. All that is required besides the tools and things mentioned earlier on is some level of patience to see you through. Take your time to go over this process once again in your mind before trying this out. Removing wallpaper from plaster walls will be covered in our next article.


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