No matter what people say, wallpaper is timeless and still used quite frequently. Paper accent walls have become a popular way to enhance bedroom focal walls. Wallpaper helps to provide some added texture, and has its place in most homes.
Removing wallpaper can be a bear if it's not done right! Well, it's a bear even when it's done right, but proper removal is vital to a professional paint finish in the end. I've rescued a few homeowners over the years for a number of projects gone wrong. Call us, we'll take care of the whole project and save you the frustration!
Tips on Removing Wallpaper
If you'd like to take on this task--forget the steamer. Get a garden sprayer and fill it up with hot water blended with a little DIF. Lay down towels all around the area and protect wood work with duct tape, not touching it, and plastic tucked underneath to deflect the water onto the towels. Pull the face of the paper off if you can. Then score the paper with a "paper tiger" tool, and soak the paper with the sprayer. Let it soak in, and then begin to pull and repeat the process. Use a 6" metal patching knife to help lift the paper. When finished, scrub all the surfaces with an abrasive pad, wiping behind with a clean bucket of water and a sponge.
If you get stuck, don't be embarassed, call us, we'll be happy to take over.