Steps to Get That Wallpaper Out of Your House

Wallpaper doesn't always stand the test of time. This is especially true if you've recently moved into a new home and the previous owners have decorated with wallpaper in their outdated personal taste. If you plan on removing wallpaper from your home, then be sure to follow these steps:

  • Cover the floor with drop cloths in order to protect the floor's finish. Make sure to cut the power to the room so that you can remove any light switches.
  • Make small holes in the wallpaper using a wallpaper scorer. This will allow the solution to penetrate the wallpaper.
  • Use a spray bottle filled with warm water to soak the wallpaper. Only wet as much of the wallpaper as you can remove within 15 minutes. You'll want to let the water soak into the wallpaper for a few minutes before attempting removal.
  • Once the wallpaper has soaked, grab the wallpaper by the lower corner and peel upwards. For areas that are sticking, use a putty knife.

Sometimes it's best just to hire an experienced contractor. If you need remodeling help for your Seattle home, then be sure to contact us at Conner Remodeling & Design today.

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