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ANYONE HAVE AN EASY AND QUICK WAY TO REMOVE

wallpaper?  I removed a border and it had a paper backing that didn't come off with the border.  Other than wetting and scraping - so tedious! - does anyone have a better way or suggestion to do this??

 

TIA

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My SIL had to remove wallpaper boarder backing and she used fabric softener sprayed on and scraped.  It's still wetting and scraping but she said it was super easy.

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I use my clothes steamer.

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@tends2dogs wrote:

wallpaper?  I removed a border and it had a paper backing that didn't come off with the border.  Other than wetting and scraping - so tedious! - does anyone have a better way or suggestion to do this??

 

TIA


I have always had an easy time removing wallpaper with Def wallpaper remover.  However,  in my current house I live in the previous owners applied wallpaper directly to the dry wall.  It was an awful mess.  I had to hire a painter to come in with a professional steamer to get the darn stuff off. 

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Use a scorer (don't press too deep) so the Dap or whatever you use can get in and soak for awhile - let it set for awhile.  If really hard to get off - I used my wallpaper steamer after that.  Use a scraper and hope for the best - just did my downstairs kitchen and laundry room - I don't envy you - I've had enough with the wallpaper! 

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I've had a lot If success with a clothing steamer.It loosens the paper enough so it peels off.

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@tends2dogs

 

If the wallpaper was applied w/o first priming the the dry wall it will be a mess.  Such was the situation  in a previous home.  Finally I hired a painter who sanded it off, re-muded the wall, sanded smooth, and painted.  

 

Gone, but not forgotten.  Oh, the mess!

 

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@Gspgirl wrote:

@tends2dogs wrote:

wallpaper?  I removed a border and it had a paper backing that didn't come off with the border.  Other than wetting and scraping - so tedious! - does anyone have a better way or suggestion to do this??

 

TIA


I have always had an easy time removing wallpaper with Def wallpaper remover.  However,  in my current house I live in the previous owners applied wallpaper directly to the dry wall.  It was an awful mess.  I had to hire a painter to come in with a professional steamer to get the darn stuff off. 


 

 

 

Same in my house.

I used a light spray of super hot water.

And yes it was tedious

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Thank you to everyone who took the time to respond.  Luckily this wasn't applied to fresh drywall. 

 

The spraying is taking it off, but I am going to try adding the fabric softener.  I left my steamer down south...DARN! 

 

I am glad it is just a border and not the whole wall.  If the going gets tough, I may have to run out and get a scorer.

 

DH saw me struggling with it and said he would do it AWWWW, but he is busy painting other rooms right now and I feel I need to help in some way Smiley Wink.

 

Thanks again, ladies.  I can always come here for help.  That is nice.

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I'm sorry. There is NO easy way to do it. I have sworn never to hang any wallpaper ever, again. And, also, I have sworn never to help anyone remove it. There is no one that I like that much! LOL

Blue Windex. Spray it on. Peel off the front piece. Spray it on. It breaks down the glue & you can "easily" scrape the backing & glue off. 

It does come off easily, but it is still scraping & gluey & icky.