Peel off wallpaper, so it's the easiest

Wallpapers are very popular as wallcovering. This is partly because they are very resistant and thus durable. But at some point even the best wallpaper has to be released from the wall again. You have to take particular account of the fact that wallpapers can be made of different materials. Accordingly, there are some differences when removing wallpaper. Below is a detailed guide to removing old wallpaper.

Wallpaper is not the same wallpaper

Wallpapers are as diverse as the materials from which they are made. It gives it smooth, sublime or with a fabric structure.

  • fabric wallpaper
  • Paper wallpapers (cellulose or cellulose wallpaper)
  • Plastic wallpaper (for example non-woven wallpaper)
  • Cork wall coverings
  • metal wallpaper

The most used wallpapers are made of pulp

This list could be extended arbitrarily. However, the paper wallpapers are explicitly among the ones that are most widely used. Among them is the most classic of all wallpapers - the Raubasertapete.

Especially the woodchip is therefore so much wallpapered, because it can be painted over with different wall colors. You can repaint a woodchip wallpaper over and over again. As a result, a wallpaper can stay on the wall for many decades.

Every wallpaper reaches the end of its life

But eventually, every wallpaper reaches the point from which it should be replaced. For paintable wallpaper this is the case when old paint peeling off when painting, the color generally no longer holds or the wallpaper begins to dissolve at the ends of the wall.

Wallpapering or painting only partially a solution

The re wallpapering on the old wallpaper is also not necessarily recommended. Therefore, the replacement of old wallpaper in any case, the more advisable approach. As most wallpapers are already paper wallpapers, we show you how to remove these wallpapers quickly and easily from the wall.

Step by step guide to removing wallpaper

  • wallpaper stripper
  • water
  • spatula
  • Sponge or brush (quast)
  • possibly a stable strip in length of the width of the wallpaper strips
  • Tool for perforating wallpaper (wallpaper hedgehog or wallpaper tiger)
  • possibly Arbeitsstaffelei

1. Preparatory work

First check the absorbency of the old wallpaper. Apply water with a sponge or brush. If the wallpaper turns dark quickly, it absorbs water immediately. If this process takes longer or the water even pours off, the wallpaper is not or only slightly absorbent.

So that the wallpaper remover can work, however, he must come into contact with the wallpaper paste under the wallpaper. For non-absorbent wallpaper you must therefore perforate the entire wallpaper surface. To do this, you use an appropriate tool (a small roller with a handle, on the roller sticks stick out like a nail). This will allow you to roll across the entire surface of the wallpaper in the cloister (up and down, left and right). Through the perforation, the water can penetrate later better.

Around the wallpapered walls, you may need to remove trim strips before you can start to peel off the wallpaper.

2. Apply the wallpaper remover

First you have to prepare the wallpaper remover and dissolve in water. In addition to purchased finished products, there are also numerous home remedies that can be used well for removing wallpaper.

After you have mixed the wallpaper remover, generously paint the wallpaper with a puff or apply the solvent with a sponge. For finished products, wait for the wallpaper to peel off as long as the manufacturer recommends.

3. The removal of the wallpaper

Now you can start to peel off the wallpaper. Either the wallpaper has already been released at the bottom or top ends. Otherwise, you must replace it carefully with a spatula. Do not damage the softened wallpaper, because it can be removed much easier in one go.

Wrap the beginning of the detached wallpaper strips around a strip. You can then transfer your pulling force more evenly over the bar to the wallpaper. This additionally reduces the risk that the wallpaper could tear.

4. Reworking

Maybe the wallpaper has not completely replaced everywhere. Remove this wallpaper residue with a spatula. Now let the wall dry before you continue working on it.

Tips & Tricks

Non-woven wallpapers are the trend and are now also wallpapered accordingly often. The removal of non-woven wallpaper is even easier. The lower wallpaper layer is a plastic-containing carrier layer which resists high tensile force. The resistance is higher than the force required to peel off the wallpaper adhesive used. Consequently, you can replace non-woven wallpaper even easier.

In addition to purchase products for wallpaper removal, you can also use proven home remedies. This includes mixed with vinegar and a dash of detergent mixed water, but even glass cleaner is ideal.

Video Board: Peel And Stick Wallpaper Background