How to Remove Wallpaper the Right Way


If you have been thinking about redecorating and want to give yourself a fresh, new-looking home, then you will likely want to give your walls an update. If you already have wallpaper and want to replace it, then you will definitely need to hire a wallpaper steamer. If you want to take the beauty of your home to a new level, updating things such as your wallpaper can make a big difference.

Below, we will be letting you know how to get rid of your wallpaper in an efficient manner. These steps will allow you to get what you want in no time. These are the steps that you will need to follow to get results:


One of the first steps you will have to take is to protect both the woodwork and the floor. You will also have to keep both the trim and the floor as dry as possible. To do this, you can tape plastic to any baseboard so that you can overlap the floor with it. You can also add to this with some towels, allowing any dripping water to be caught.

Pull Off

Once you have protected your woodwork, you will need to tear the facing off as quickly as possible and start near the ceiling right at the corner, as this is the place where your paper starts to loosen. You can also switch which corner you are tearing from if you are finding it difficult to tear. Also, make sure to apply even pressure as you remove it, to ensure that you remove as much as possible.

Hot Water

Applying hot water to the wallpaper is key in being able to remove it. Soak backing will allow you to soften the paste, then use a sponge to apply water to the backing. After you have completed the soak backing stage, you can also use a wallpaper gel stripper spray to remove any of the leftover paste found on the wall.

Stripping wallpaper

Scrape Off

Scraping off the backing should be done once you have allowed the hot water to be absorbed by the backing. To remove it, either use a putty knife or metal spatula to do this quickly. A flexible blade with rounded corners will also do the job pretty well.


Removing each speck of paste is great to do shortly after you have scraped the wallpaper off. To do this, you can use a gel stripper on any stubborn paste, allowing you to get the desired results. As well as this, you can use a spray which will help remove any paste efficiently.

You should now know most of the things that you can do to remove any wallpaper out there. These steps are not difficult to follow, and you can do them in no time.

Thank you for reading this blog post. We hope you have a better understanding of how you can remove your previous wallpaper, and some of the necessary precautions that must be taken when doing so. If you have any questions or wish to contact us, visit our contact page or call us on 0116 254 3999.