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One would think the process of removing wallpaper is easy to do, but removing it yourself will be quite difficult. The best course of action is to hire a professional who can do the work for you.
Many things can go wrong and end up causing more damage to your walls if you perform a removal without the proper experience. First and foremost, you have to understand how wallpaper is applied to a wall. It doesn’t simply stick to a wall like a peel-off sticker. Instead, it is tacked on with a special glue designed to hold the paper on the wall all the while protecting the integrity of the paper itself. To take down wallpaper, you need to have the correct solvents that fight through this glue.
Without proper knowledge and experience with these chemicals, you don’t know the exact amount or timing that is necessary to apply on the wall. If you put too much on and wait too long, you can end up damaging your wall. If you put too little and don’t wait long enough, you will have wasted your time because you will have to do the process again, which can cause even more damage.
Cleaning up is half the battle. No one enjoys cleaning up a big mess, but a big mess is precisely what a room looks like after removing wallpaper. Since the removal requires the use of solvents, the wall will be wet for quite some time, and without the proper setup your floors can get covered. Ideally the wallpaper should peel off with relative ease, but that is usually not the case.
There are many little bits and pieces that get left behind, making it very tedious to remove. The leftover wallpaper needs to be discarded and can be a lot to maneuver into your trash.
The tools you use also need to be thoroughly washed and put away and to prevent any damage to your floor. You need to work with a large plastic tarp that needs to be carefully spread across the flooring of your room. If this sounds overwhelming, then your best bet is to let a professional do the job for you.
Describing wallpaper removal as tedious is an understatement. If you are removing wallpaper and it is present in more than one room, it could take far longer than you expected. The time that you spend removing it can be best spent elsewhere, especially if this is your first time working with wallpaper.