Wallpaper Removal home recipe
TIPS: Wear rubber
gloves when mixing and using this solution. The vinegar
will dry out your hands.
Mix together 1/3 cup fabric softener with 2/3 cup hot
water, or add cup white vinegar to a gallon hot water.
Pour either solution into a garden spray and moisten the
wallpaper. Allow to stand 20 minutes or until wallpaper is
loosened enough to be peeled off.
Remember that vinyl wallpaper will need to be scored
before you apply the wet solution, so the solution has a
means to penetrate the paper.
Then remove the wallpaper, starting at the bottom and
lifting towards the ceiling. If it resists, take a scraper
and use some elbow grease.
Ammonia and Hot Water to Remove
I mix about a quarter cup of ammonia with about 2 quarts
of hot water. Using one of those round tools called a
"paper tiger" which has a little scoring wheel underneath,
I score the old paper, which pokes tiny holes in the
Next, soak the aforementioned solution onto the old wall
paper with a sponge. After 30 - 60 seconds, scrap the
paper off. Repeat if necessary.
Fabric Softener Used To Remove
I just removed 2 layers of wallpaper using the fabric
softener. I used a spray bottle and filled it about 3/4 of
water and then 1/4 fabric softener. I sprayed the paper
and by the time I had sprayed one wall, I was able to go
back and started to strip the paper off. I was lucky that
it came off fairly easy. On parts of the wall that did not
come as easily, I just sprayed it again and got it off.
You do need a drop cloth as it tends to be a little messy.
But I had the wall done in about an hour.
Home Recipe for Wallpaper
Removing wallpaper can be a real drag, but there is an
easy "home recipe" to help make the job less messy and a
lot easier. You should already have the stuff in your
kitchen. All you need is a big spray bottle, and some
white vinegar. Just fill the bottle or sprayer equally
with 1/2 HOT water and 1/2 WHITE vinegar. Spray equally
over wall paper and allow it a few minutes to soak in.
Then just simply begin removing the paper steadily, from
top to bottom, if you can get a corner started before you
spray, the job will be that much easier. Just remember HOT
water and WHITE vinegar.
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