The old wallpaper should be first removed if you would like to paint a specific room in your house or decorate the entire home. Even if a new paper or paint can be used to cover an outdated wallpaper, removing it first the best idea. Removing old wallpapers is a time consuming job which is why a lot of people avoid it. If a wrong process is used to remove the wallpaper the process could be messy. This article should be read by those who would like to learn how to remove wallpaper. If you would like not to waste a lot of time when removing the wallpaper, you should look for some tools to do the job. A scoring tool, scraper, screwdriver, painters tape, wallpaper stripper, paintbrush, roller, garbage bags, and a step ladder are some of the tools you should have. If an adhesive material was used to attach the wallpaper, a wallpaper steamer should be used.
Other personal protective equipment should also be available for those who are going to remove the wallpaper using a stripper. When you choose to use a stripper, some of the items you should have are the rubber gloves and safety goggles. You should make sure the room has proper ventilation when you are removing the wallpaper. If you want to remove a wallpaper the workspace is the place you should prepare first. If there are furniture and window treatments in the room, you should remove them or move them in a safe place so that you remove the wallpaper easily. If there were switches attached to the wallpaper, you should use a screwdriver to remove them.
Near the ceiling or along the seam is the place you should start scoring the wallpaper if that time reaches. You should make circular motions if you are using a scoring tool to remove the wallpaper. The stripper will penetrate easily when you make circular motions because hundreds of small holes will be dug. The score holes have to be penetrated by the stripper so that the adhesive may be dissolved.
You might find remnants of the adhesive and small pieces of paper after the wallpaper has been removed. If you want to remove them, you should apply stripper again. If you would like the walls to remain clean, you should use a soap, water, and a sponge to wash away the remnants. You can apply an interior primer on the wall if you want to paint it. You should first apply a wallpaper sealer on the wall if another wallpaper is the one you want to install. When you continue reading this article, you will learn all the wallpaper designs you can use in your home.