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There are some particular steps you can take to make removing old wallpaper easier for yourself. First you should prep the room carefully, including covering the wall sockets and putting down a drop cloth. You should check how adhesive the old wallpaper is by doing a test swatch, and use a perforater to make holes in the wallpaper to make removal easier. Finally, figure out if steam or solvent removing techniques will work best for you and your project.

Key Takeaways:

  • To start removing wallpaper, you should first make sure to prepare the room as described.
  • The next step is to test how strongly the wallpaper is stuck to the wall.
  • Make sure to perforate the wallpaper with this tool before removing it with either steam or solvent.

“Before you begin the more difficult processes described below, start at a corner or seam and try peeling the wallpaper away from the surface.”

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