How to Remove Wallpaper

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Homeowners make a lot of excuses when it comes to tearing down wallpaper. I’m tired…It will take too long…I need a bunch of stuff…What if I mess it up? For all of these reasons, people will live with old, ugly wallpaper in their homes for years! The truth is removing wallpaper isn’t so bad if you know what you’re doing. Here is my wallpaper removal strategy.

Wallpaper can be tricky business. Depending on how old the paper is and how it was applied, you may have to vary the technique. Older paper tends to be more stubborn and takes a little more elbow grease. However, you should never need to bring in any equipment, like a steamer to remove the paper. Steamers are expensive and can damage the drywall behind the paper. Not to mention, steam burns hurt!

What You Need:

  • Tarp or sheet
  • Step-stool
  • Broad knife
  • Garden sprayer
  • DIF Ultra Concentrate
  • Perforator
  • A friend to help (This is optional, but it really speeds up the process)

How to remove wallpaper quickly and effectively

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Tyler Golberg

Tyler is the founder of Home Maintenance Tracker and a writer for HomeSpot HQ, an easy to use tool for managing maintence and projects for every house.