Removing Wallpaper the Easiest and Fast Way Part 2

The final of 5 short videos shows the do-it-yourselfers how to remove wallpaper using the best and time tested methods by an experience painter and wallpaperer.

18 Replies to “Removing Wallpaper the Easiest and Fast Way Part 2”

  1. Thanks for the video. I am going to remove wallpaper and paint a small bathroom for an elderly couple I work for and I feel pretty confident after watching this. I am a decent DIYer when I have instructions and you provided a great easy-to-follow guide. 👍

  2. I've removed wall paper and the easiest way is like this:
    1. before putting on water rip the wallpaper off. It will leave a layer behind (usually brown or white)
    2. sponge hot water on the brown/white layer. Wait 10 seconds.
    3. Peel off Brown/white layer with your hands. Sometimes a putty knife helps, but usually not necessary.
    4. Sponge down wall to remove glue.

  3. But, how does the water penetrate the paper just by wetting it down? How does applying water make it able to now pull off the wall easier? I'm sorry. I can't see how water on top of the vinyl makes it come off.

  4. This only works if the underneath wall has been painted!! Won't work on untreated underneath walls! It will pull the top paper layer of the sheetrock off at the same time.

  5. I recommend using vinegar instead of DIF. You can apply white vinegar full strength or dilute 50/50. You can use a spray bottle like an empty Windex bottle or use a sponge and bucket First scratch up the outer coating of the wall paper with a wire brush, steel wool, sander etc. Apply vinegar, wait a little while, apply again then wait another 5-10 ten minutes then peel and scrape. Wallpaper types range in thickness, adhesion and absorption so you just have to see what works best, adjust time as necessary. On plaster, be careful not to soak the plaster or dig in with the scraper or you will be in spackling nightmare.

  6. I just wanted to say thank you for the video! My husband and I just bought a home built in the 1980 and we don't do DIY at all. In fact the one time we did try was before we got married 24 years ago and we called off the wedding. LOL… So after that we agreed that we were not DIY people and we would leave it to the experts. Well times have changed and money is a big factor and we have a room that has the worst wallpaper ever and his solution is to paint over it. I am very against that idea. So  after viewing your video. I think I can handle this project on my own. Which means I can let him take on another project like the yard.  I will let you know how it turns out. 🙂

  7. Im buying a house with wall to wall wallpaper and was dreading the fact I'd have to leave it till I get it professionally removed. These tutorials were very informative and I have the confidence to start my first project in the house. Thank you!

  8. You are a born teacher. Very well executed series of videos. You answered all the questions before I was able to ask them of myself.

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