Tired of seeing the old wallpaper and want painted walls for a change? Having an old looking wallpaper can be a little annoying especially when it is a bit dirty and already peeling. When you can’t stand a wallpaper, it is time to just get rid of it.
Here are some ways to remove a wallpaper before you start your residential house painting Swanbank.
Prepare your space. Preparing your space will include removing curtains, artwork, furniture that is near the wall, outlet covers, and artwork.
Start peeling. Start at a corner and peel the wallpaper. If it comes off easily and does not tear the underlying drywall paper, then you may be able to do the entire wall without a problem.
Create a solution. One common problem with removing wallpaper is that you won’t be able to remove the entire wallpaper as easily as you think you can. You will have to make a solution and place it in a pump sprayer to remove the whole wallpaper. You will need hot and add a fabric softener if it becomes to difficult to remove.
Start spraying. Saturate the wallpaper and spray the wall evenly. You can start peeling the wallpaper once it begins to bubble.
Start scraping. Once you think the wallpaper is ready to be removed, then start scraping. Spray the wall again for hard to remove wallpaper.
Clean the residue. It is normal to get a residue on the wall after you have removed the entire wallpaper. Combine a small amount of trisodium phosphate and hot water, and with a sponge, wipe down the falls.
Once the first process is done, you will have to sand, patch and prime the walls before you can begin painting. If