How do I remove wallpaper?

Removing wallpaper isn’t as easy as simply peeling it off, even if it’s doing that on its own in several places. Trying to remove wallpaper without the proper tools can cause it to tear, creating a mess it’ll take you forever to clean up. Follow the steps below to properly remove unwanted or old wallpaper.

  1. Rent a wallpaper steamer.
  2. Make small perforations in the wallpaper using a putty knife to ensure easier removal.
  3. Once the steamer is operational, hold the steam padding against the desired section of wallpaper. This will moisten the wallpaper and cause it to bubble, allowing for easy removal.
  4. Slowly peel the wallpaper from the wall, using a putty knife to remove any areas still clinging.

You can rent a wallpaper steamer from your local hardware store. To inquire about pricing, call today.

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