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Removing wallpaper

Often there are power sockets in the room where you want to remove the wallpaper. First make sure that the electricity is off. Once you switch off the fuse in the fusebox, you can safely remove the wall plates.

With remover solution

1.Wallpaper remover solution
2. Bucket
3. Lambskin roller
4. Scraper or putty knife

Start by filling a bucket with 5 litres of warm water. Add half a litre of remover solution to that. After stirring the mixture thoroughly, apply it to the wall with a lambskin roller. Always start at the top, so the water soaks fully into the old wallpaper. Once the entire wall is soaked, wait 10 to 15 minutes until air pockets start to form. Now you can start removing the wallpaper. Strip the wallpaper off the wall by placing the putty knife behind the wallpaper and scraping it loose. If the wallpaper is hard to remove, it might be better to use a steamer.

With a steamer

1. Steamer
2. Scraper or putty knife
3. Wallpaper perforating tool (optional)

First fill the steamer with water and make sure that the cap of the reservoir is properly closed. Then switch the machine on and wait until steam comes out. Press the steamer against the wallpaper until it turns soggy. After that, you can remove it easily with a putty knife. It is best to work from the top down. If the wallpaper is hard to remove, you can also use a perforating tool. Roll this tool over the wallpaper before you start steaming. This will allow the water to penetrate to the back of the wallpaper more easily. If there are any scraps of wallpaper left, it is best to remove those with sandpaper.


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