Painting & Decorating Question

Best way to quickly remove stubborn old backing paper of vinyl wallpaper

3 Answers

Put washing up liquid into a bucket of warm water .brush on to wall leave for about 30 seconds and then scrap off with scraper.repeat over all paper

Answered 25th Jul 2011

whapshott generalhousemaintenance

Member since 3 Jan 2010

score the paper all over with a blade of some kind, then soak with water a few times, then steam off and that should do it a treat

Answered 25th Jul 2011

lee jenner

Member since 25 Jul 2011

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A lot of trades will tell you a steamer is good! I personaly find them slow... I use a pump garden sprayer with warm water, soak your walls (mind your switches) and leave for 30 min. Use bladed scraper to remove the paper..

Answered 26th Jul 2011


Member since 26 Oct 2008

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