Wallpaper is the bane of the modern home’s existence. If you have purchased a house and you wanted to repaint the walls then you are falling experienced in how irritating wallpaper can be to remove. So here is a quick guide on removing wallpaper that should hopefully give you a little assistance.
- Take everything off the walls – Make sure your you get all the shelves, pictures, mirrors, and other hanging objects off the wall. Removing wallpaper is a big a job that doesn’t allow any room for cutting corners. So, make sure it is all off the walls.
- Get everything out of the room – If there are any desks or couches, or even coffee tables; make sure to take it all out of the room. You want it to be as empty as possible when you start this project.
- Prep the baseboards – You want to make sure that you can avoid any messy cleanup. In order to do this, place some plastic drop clothes over some old towels and them them to the baseboards. This will make sure that the floor and carpet won’t get damaged.
- Remove the wallpaper – Note: This will take you a full day to de-wallpaper an average sized room. Make sure you to stop pealing the wallpaper if the surface of the walls starts coming off. This means there wasn’t enough paint on the wall when wallpaper was installed.
And there you go! This quick and dirty guide should cover the basics. If you need any more advice, I’d talk to someone at Lowes or Home Depot. Happy pealing!