- Drop cloth
- Clean sponge
- Trisodium phosphate
- Gel stripper
- Hot water
- Putty knife or wallpaper scraper
Removing wallpaper is a job you can tackle yourself. For the average room, this job will take anywhere between a couple of hours to a couple of days and cost about $650, with most homeowners spending between $345 and $1,065.
The method you use should depend on the type of wall, the type of adhesive, and the size of the room. Here’s how to remove wallpaper.
The two most common types of walls in homes in the US are plaster and drywall.
You can begin the removal process by simply pulling off what you can. Try to remove any strippable wallpaper with a putty knife. At a corner or seam, use the putty knife to lift up the face of the wallpaper and pull gently with your hands. If it comes off easily, keep pulling and try to get the rest of the wallpaper off with this method.
Follow these steps to get rid of wallpaper without the use of chemicals.
Most solvents are caustic and contain a variety of chemicals. Use caution and protect your eyes and hands with protective gear.
After you’ve successfully removed the wallpaper from your walls, you may be left with a lot of residual glue. Here’s how to get rid of leftover wallpaper glue.
Removing wallpaper is a job you can do yourself.
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