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    How easy will it be to remove wallpaper for an entire room?

    Painters & Decorators

    I have a room that we plan to remove all the wallpaper from, as part of the room’s redecoration.
    We are planning to remove it by peeling away from the corners, using a damp cloth where required to loosen up any stubborn areas.
    As precautions, we will cover up the floors nearby and the switches/electrical sockets in case of any accidents in the process.
    Is this the simplest method for us to try or is there any quicker, more efficient methods we could try instead?
    Any ideas would be welcome!

    Asked by Carherine on 4th Jul 2019
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    ""First of all ascertain the wallpaper type (vinyl, anaglypta, polystyrene backed,lining paper)is to be removed (this dictates the removal method (steaming, dry removal, or by liberal application of water). Then discover the type of wall upon which the paper has been applied (Plaster, Plasterboard, concrete, wood).
    As this could be classed as a low skilled job (approx £10 per hour) i would think it should take two days.""

    Answered on 19th Jul 2019 - Member since Jul 2019 - report

    "Start from the top with a wet sponge let the water soak in, then the paper should peel off."

    Answered on 4th Jul 2019 - Member since May 2019 - report
    Atlas plaster

    "Hi, I would use a steamer I think that would be the quickest way to get the wallpaper off."

    Answered on 4th Jul 2019 - Member since May 2019 - report
    Gobud Pro

    "There are plenty of Wallpaper removal steamers on the market and those do best job. Damp cloth will randomly release excessive amount of water which will find it's was to electric plug at some point. Steamers on the other hand wont do it. It is safer and faster way. Also not even expensive ;)"

    Answered on 12th Jul 2019 - Member since Jul 2019 - report
    Jarvis decor

    "Hi depending on the paper there are a few ways to remove it. But I stand by the old way. I always peel the face paper which will leave the backing paper on. Then starting at the corner wet the paper working in an order. I tend to do a wall at a time. So once I’ve finish it’s ready to peel. And it should come off with a light scrape. Just be sure you get all the bits of before moving on to the next wall."

    Answered on 15th Jul 2019 - Member since Mar 2018 - report

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