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How To Remove Wallpaper

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Wallpaper is an excellent decorative alternative to painting. However, tastes inevitably change and signs of wear can begin to show. In these situations wallpaper removal becomes necessary. The process is time-consuming but effective.
What you'll need: 
Wallpaper steamer
Paint scraper
Spray bottle
White vinegar
Wallpaper removal solution
Trisodium Phosphate
Craft/utility knife
There are numerous wallpaper removal options available depending on wallpaper type, budget and time frame. The easiest and most expensive of these options is a wallpaper steamer.
To use the wallpaper steamer you should steam small sections at a time. This will ensure that the wallpaper paste dissolves and loosens from the moisture and heat and doesn't have time to dry before being scraped from the wall with the paint scraper. Some paper may be sufficiently loose to remove by hand.
Another effective but relatively slow option is to use a spray bottle filled with a solution of warm water and either white vinegar or wallpaper removal solution.
Using the utility knife, make numerous cuts in the wallpaper. Be careful not to damage the wall in the process. Use the spray bottle to spray and saturate small sections of the wall at a time. The paper can then be removed with the scraper.
Once all wallpaper has been removed, a solution of trisodium phosphate and warm water should be mixed in the spray bottle. Use the solution with a cloth or the scraper to remove any remaining glue from the walls.
Once the remaining glue is removed, ensure that all of the trisodium phosphate is washed off the walls. Allow the walls to dry before repairing any damage with filler or drywall compound.
Be careful to avoid damaging the walls when using the scraper and utility knife.


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