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5 Top Tips for Seamless Wallpaper Removal

5 Top Tips for Seamless Wallpaper Removal

Whether you’ve just moved into a new place in Roseville, Rocklin, Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Granite Bay, Lincoln, Loomis, or Penryn with wallpaper you don’t like, or you feel like your home wallpaper is dating an updated room, eventually removing wallpaper will make it to the top of your property to-do list.

But seamless wallpaper removal isn’t as easy as it looks. If you’re considering removing wallpaper yourself, we’ve got some suggestions for a more successful DIY wallpaper removal project.

5 Tips for Seamless Wallpaper Removal

Here are our top 5 tips for removing wallpaper in your home or HOA property:

  1. Investigate: Before you start removing wallpaper, ask yourself: do I know how deep this goes? Peel back a small area of the wallpaper to see how many layers there are before you get to the drywall surface.
  2. Don’t fall for “Quick Fixes:” Some tools out there touting quicker and easier wallpaper removal have been known to cause greater drywall damage than the tried and true professional-grade wallpaper removal tools and techniques.
  3. Contain and Cover: Wallpaper removal is a messy process, there’s no way around it. We recommend covering floors, furniture, and removing anything you can from the workspace to avoid drips, dust, and debris. You’ll need to tape off all wiring and remove faceplates from any sockets in the work area. Once wallpaper is removed, you’ll need to allow plenty of time for cleanup.
  4. Let it Soak: Soaking wallpaper by section is necessary to soften the adhesive holding the paper to the drywall. To avoid extensive drywall damage, you have to take your time during the soaking process. If you rush it, you’ll be spending a lot more time and money than you planned repairing your walls.
  5. Completely Remove Adhesive: Soaking the walls will get you closer to your goal. But you’ll have to go over the walls with a Brillo pad or a similar tool to completely remove all adhesive before repainting interior walls. Make sure you get all the way to the tops and bottoms of the walls, so any painting finishes applied after wallpaper is removed will go on evenly and smoothly.

Feeling Stuck? Call In the Pros!

If you feel overwhelmed by the prospect of DIY wallpaper removal, or if your project hasn't gone as planned, you’re not in this alone. Trico Painting is here to help.

Our professional HOA property and house painters have the tools, techniques, and equipment to get the job done. We’ll ensure proper containment and cleanup, so your interior surfaces are protected, and so you don’t have the stress of a big mess. After we’ve completely removed wallpaper from your drywall, we’ll help you plan the interior painting projects you need to transform your space and get it back to looking like new.

We’ll focus on the ins and outs of wallpaper removal so you have time for what’s important to you. No need to feel stuck— we’re ready to help!

Trico Painting offers wallpaper removal in Roseville, Rocklin, Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Granite Bay, Lincoln, Loomis, and Penryn as part of our comprehensive interior painting services for homeowners and HOAs. Don’t stress over a big, messy project. Call our team for your wallpaper removal estimate today.