Tips to Removing Wallpaper

Need to Remove Your Wallpaper?

Removing wallpaper in Pittsburgh can sometimes be a cumbersome and frustrating task, from weather conditions to aged and layered decor. That is why our professional wallpaper removal services from Master Brush Painting are perfect for you! Not only that, we also provide expert advice on wallpaper removal, paint media and more! It is imperative to know what you are dealing with before you get started, for the ultimate final results.

Get an Idea of What’s Underneath, Before Beginning

Before even getting started with your wallpaper removal project, first remove a small piece of the wallpaper. This will reveal a bit of what is underneath it all, so that you have a better idea of what you will be dealing with during the take-down process and afterward. Knowing what is underneath wallpaper enables you to be more prepared, which always produces the best results.

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Soften the Paper for Ease of Peeling Strippable Paper

If you are having difficulties with wallpaper removal, try to soften the paper. This method usually enables the paper to peel with more ease. Do make sure that your wallpaper is strippable before attempting this. Soak paper (such as old news flyers and papers) in a bucket of water, liquid detergent and cellulose paste. Spread and leave on the wall for at least 5 minutes, then scrape off both the paste and wallpaper. You can also try using a steamer to soften the layers of wallpaper.

For Stuck-On Wallpaper, Work with the Leftovers

If your wallpaper still refuses to come down, you can work with what is left. First, sand the leftover pieces of wallpaper. After sanding, patch the seams and re-sand so that everything is even with the wall as much as possible. Finally, prime everything for painting!

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