How to properly remove a wallpaper

How to properly remove a wallpaper

Wallpaper can be a beautiful addition to any room, but tastes change over time. If you’re ready for a fresh start and wondering how to remove wallpaper effectively, we’ve got you covered.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you through the process.

Initial Steps:

Before you begin, protect your floor and furniture by laying down a drop cloth. Next, turn off the power to any outlets or switches in the room to ensure safety.

Step 1: Test for Peelable Wallpaper:
Some modern wallpapers are designed to be easily peeled off. Start at a corner or seam and try to peel the wallpaper off. If it comes off easily, you’re in luck. If not, proceed to the next step.

Step 2: Score the Wallpaper:
Use a wallpaper scoring tool to create small holes in the wallpaper. This will allow the wallpaper stripping solution to penetrate the wallpaper and adhesive underneath.

Step 3: Apply Wallpaper Stripping Solution:
Mix a wallpaper stripping solution according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Apply it to the wallpaper using a sponge or spray bottle, and let it soak in for the time recommended by the manufacturer.

Step 4: Scrape off the Wallpaper:
Using a putty knife, start scraping off the wallpaper. Be careful not to damage the wall underneath. If the wallpaper doesn’t come off easily, apply more stripping solution and let it soak in longer.

Step 5: Clean the Walls:
Once all the wallpaper is removed, clean the walls with warm water and mild soap to remove any residual adhesive. Allow the walls to dry completely before painting or applying new wallpaper.

Removing wallpaper can be a time-consuming task, but with the right tools and techniques, you can transform your space and make it your own. Remember, patience is key in this process, and the end result will be worth the effort.

Ready to give your walls a fresh new look? At City Zen Painting, we’re more than just professional painters. We can assist you with wallpaper removal and help you choose the perfect paint color for your newly bare walls.

Contact us now to learn more about our services and book a consultation today. Let’s create your dream space together.