Before you start bear in mind that wallpaper removal will be labor intensive and could bring about severe damage to your walls if it is not completed properly. Most removal damage is as a result of lack of a wallpaper primer before the walls were papered, resulting in the glue being absorbed into the wallboard. The top layers of wallboard (paper) will try to come off with your wallpaper backing. If this happens in large areas, call a professional.

You will discover many differing kinds of wallpaper on the market nowadays. Some are dry stripable, solid vinyl and fabric backed papers can usually be removed by basically pulling them from the wall without wetting.

Most residential wallpapers are of the " vinyl coated "type. Vinyl coated papers are by far the most typical used in residential homes. The vinyl face of those papers is usually "dry stripable" meaning that the face will separate and leave only the paper backing on the wall. Start by removing as much of this vinyl face as possible. Look for a loose corner, you may require a putty knife or scraper to get you started.

Once all of the vinyl face is removed, the paper backing also needs to be removed. The paper backing will require a wet removal. Fill a five gallon bucket to about half full with warm water, add about a cap full of fabric softener. Shut down the electrical power to the room. Apply this solution to the wall with a paint roller or garden sprayer, a sponge can be used in corners. Wet a four or five foot part of the wall and make sure the wall section remains saturated with the solution for about ten minutes. Take off the wet backing using a four or six inch putty knife or scraper.

After all of the backing is removed, finish cleaning the walls using a hand sponge and fresh solution of fabric softener and warm water. Permit the walls to dry out and apply a wallpaper primer should you plan to re- wallpaper the walls. If you plan to paint, apply an acrylic primer/sealer to your walls before painting.

Please Note:

One of the major things not to forget when using a solution to strip your wallpaper off is, Don't spray or saturate electrical outlets or switches with the solution, switch off the electrical supply to the area before wetting the walls. You do not want to cause any harm to your electrics. This is an incredibly costly mistake to make. Damaged electrical wiring is dear to put right. This can be messy work so ensure that you do place rolled towels or bed sheets along at the base of the walls prior wetting them in order to catch the solution excess.

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Author's Bio: 

I have been heavily involved in the property business for over twenty years. My work ranges from gardening, electrics and diy. Gasically I can turn my hand to pretty much anything.