Adding personality and style to a room is easy with wallpaper, but updating your home’s décor requires removing old wallpaper. While it can be a tedious and time-consuming task, it can be done efficiently and effectively with the right tools and techniques. At Auspaint Sydney, our team of experts has developed a streamlined process to ensure that your wallpaper is removed quickly and without damaging your walls, whether it’s for residential or commercial properties.
To start, gather the necessary tools and materials, including a wallpaper scraper, wallpaper perforator, wallpaper removal solution, bucket, sponge, drop cloths or plastic sheeting, gloves, and safety glasses. Once you have everything you need, follow these steps:
Prepare the Room: Remove all furniture and fixtures or cover them with drop cloths or plastic sheeting to protect them from the wallpaper removal solution.
Score the Wallpaper: Use a wallpaper perforator to make small holes in the wallpaper, allowing the removal solution to penetrate the adhesive.
Mix the Wallpaper Removal Solution: Mix the solution according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Apply the Wallpaper Removal Solution: Starting at the top of the wall, saturate the wallpaper with the solution.
Wait for the Wallpaper Removal Solution to Work: Allow the solution to sit for 15-20 minutes.
Scrape the Wallpaper: Use a scraper to remove the wallpaper gently, starting at the top of the wall and working your way down.
Repeat the Process: If there is more than one layer of wallpaper, repeat the process until all layers are removed.
Clean the Walls: After removing the wallpaper, use a sponge and clean water to remove any remaining wallpaper removal solution from the walls.
Let the Walls Dry: Allow the walls to dry before painting or installing new wallpaper.
Removing wallpaper can be daunting, but our team at Auspaint Sydney has the experience and expertise to handle all your wallpaper removal needs. Contact us today to learn more about our services and to schedule a consultation.