Abrahams Painting

Abrahams Wallpaper-Removal Tip

Back to wallpaperhanging page


Speed up the tedious chore of stripping wallpaper.



Here's an easy way to speed up the tedious chore of stripping wallpaper. After you perforate the surface of the paper with a wallpaper scoring tool, use a garden sprayer to soak the surface with wallpaper stripper, a mixture of hot water and wallpaper remove like "Shur-off" or "Diff".


(this is the most important tip)
Allow the liquid to soak through the perforations and dissolve the adhesive; keep the paper wet for at least 20 minutes. Peel back one corner of the wallpaper. If it easily comes off the wall, the adhesive is dissolved. If it doesn't, spray the wallpaper again and wait 10 more minutes.