When you finally decide to join us in the 21st century, then you’ll want to start by removing the wallpaper that plagues your house.
Whether it was installed 50 years ago for five days ago, the process is ultimately the same. If you do not remove wallpaper properly, you could to end up with a significant more amount of work ahead of you because of the damage that can easily be caused to plaster walls.
Now, to get started, you’ll need a few supplies that will make the job go a lot easier.
Things you’ll need:
2. Scraper blade
4. Wallpaper stripper
5. Stain-killing primer
When you are ready to get started, you will want to load approximately 5 ounces of wallpaper stripper and a gallon of water into the pump sprayer. Spray the wall down with the solution so that the entire wallpaper is wet. Once it is wet, you will be able to scrape off the paper using the scraper blade. While this may be a little time-consuming, it is usually one of the most effective ways to get the wallpaper off.
Using a steamer to remove it
Some people will also prefer using a wallpaper steamer.
There are gas and electric powered models that you may be able to rent from a home improvement store near you. These may be faster, but it may also be expensive to rent the steamer. You will simply have to weigh the pros and cons spending the money persons having it done quickly.
Now that the wallpaper is off
After you have removed all of the wallpaper – either in small strips or large strips, you will want to wet a sponge and go over the wall one more time. This is designed to ensure you remove all remaining residue from the wall. After this, you will want to go ahead and use a stain killing primer on the walls. This will ensure that any final products do not make it into the paint you will eventually apply onto the wall. Depending upon the condition of the wall once you remove the wallpaper, you may also want to do a little bit of spackling. Prior to doing anything, however, will want to make sure the wall is 100 percent dry. This means that the entire process may take a few days simply because the walls need to have the time to dry entirely before you go applying anything new – otherwise you are not going to get a good looking wall.
After you have rolled on an oil-based primer to kill stains, you can go ahead and finish with the top coat of whatever color you desire. Choosing oil overlay texts can be the better choice simply because it flows better and it flattens out better than latex.
This will ensure you get better results without having to redo any of the work over.
You can use a pump sprayer or a steamer. As long as you take care to remove the wallpaper without ripping it from the wall and you treat the wall appropriately following the removal, your wall will be ready to paint in no time at all.