Removing Wallpaper

Removing old Wallpaper can be a real hassle and it is always difficult to estimate a job that includes removing Wallpaper. You never know exactly how long it will take and what obstacles you will run into. Different factors can slow down the process such as what kind of glue was used and whether the wallpaper was applied on previous wallpaper, painted walls or directly on drywall. In most cases I found that the wallpaper will be applied directly to your drywall which means that you most likely will need do some  spackling after removing your wallpaper. It can be very costly if you hire a contractor to do the job and you will most likely end up paying them by the hour to remove the Wallpaper.

There are many products  you can find at Home Depot™ ,Lowe’s™ and Wall-Mart™ for instance that will help you soften up the adhesives specially when you are doing commercial projects  but If you are doing a residential home then I suggest using warm water and dish soap.That seems to do the trick for me. I start by really soaking  the walls with warm water and soap and let it sit for 20 minutes. Then I will go back and repeat that process before I start peeling. I try  soak 2 sections at a time once I start peeling. The wetter the paper stays the easier it is to peel.  

You can see where I started soaking the paper below


Once everything is removed I do a skim coat with a light weight spackling compound.


  Once the compound is dry I proceed to light sand, prime and paint the walls.


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