We kicked off a makeover of our guest bedroom and the first task on the to-do list was to remove the existing wallpaper. How to remove wallpaper is not difficult, it’s just tedious and requires some patience. We tried a couple of different methods and this is what worked best for us.
How to Remove Wallpaper
What you need:
- Wallpaper Steamer
- Scoring Tool
- Plastic Putty Knife (we didn’t need to use with our removal method)
- Wall Texture Spray (if required)
- Old Towels
- Trash Bin Nearby
- Lots of time 😉
First, score the wallpaper using the scoring tool. This perforates the wallpaper allowing the steam to penetrate the paper and reach the wallpaper adhesive easily.
We scoured the wallpaper using a circular movement.
The next step is to steam the wallpaper. The wallpaper steamer heats up the adhesive and allows the wallpaper to be peeled off. First, allow the steamer to heat up, which can take 15-20 minutes. Using the largest steam plate, hold the plate on the wallpaper for a minute or so and move to the next section.
We found that it was easier and quicker to remove the patterned part of the paper first, and then steam off the backing.… Read more