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Monday, June 14, 2010

Removing Wallpaper CAN Be Rewarding!

We have a Guest blog written by Ashlee Ryans today on Removing Wallpaper - something that can be an overwhelming thought.

It seemed like a daunting task. But the wallpaper in the spare bedroom was peeling and had to go, and I was the one who had to remove it. I had removed wallpaper before using a chemical remover and a scraper, and knew I didn't want to go that route again. Luckily, a friend had just undertaking wallpaper removal, and she highly recommended renting a steamer for that purpose. I took her advice and rented a steamer from Sears Home Improvement New York at the cost of $35 for 24 hours. That seemed very reasonable.

The machine is easy to use: fill it with water and wait for it to heat up. You then apply the flat steamer head to the wall and let it soften the glue that holds the wallpaper. Patience is the key here. Let it do the work, then pull the steamer head aside and use your scraper. You'll find the paper lifts beautifully!

I discovered if I did that same section again, it removed the residual glue and so did not have to return to the area later. Now the old, peeling wallpaper is gone and the room is freshly painted. It took several hours of work, but the results were well worth the effort.

Words to the wise: If you need to remove wallpaper, always use a steamer.

1 comment:

Queenie Jeannie said...

Where are your pictures??? LOL! You know I love pictures!

I hope to have my own house someday and be able to paint, wallpaper, or anything else I can think of to my walls!!!