Instruments and Materials:
drop cloth or plastic sheeting
tri-sodium phosphate (TSP)
scratching instruments (backdrop scrubber, drywall or putty cut)
elastic gloves and eye protect
Step 1: Prep the Room
Evacuate all electrical faceplates, phone jacks, picture holders and some other hindrances on the dividers. Cover the outlets and changes with tape to shield them from fluids.
Utilize a water-safe drop fabric or plastic sheeting to ensure the lid or floors.
Step 2: Test the Old Wallpaper’s Adhesion
A few backdrops, especially the thwart, and water-safe sorts, are solid and made with pastes that effectively discharge when they are pulled far from the divider. Before you start the more troublesome procedures depicted beneath, begin at a corner or crease and have a go at peeling the backdrop far from the surface. On the off chance that it discharges without tearing the first drywall paper or deserting swaths of support, you might not need to steam or utilize a dissolvable. Also, regardless of the possibility that remainders stick to the dividers after the majority of the paper are pulled down, you might have the capacity to just rub them off without depending on more extreme evacuation measures.
Step 3: Perforate the Old Wallpaper
Backdrop Tool Scores Old Wallpaper for Removal
Regardless of whether you pick to utilize the dissolvable or steaming evacuation strategy, first use a backdrop puncturing device, for example, a “paper tiger,” which has rollers with little spikes that punch minor openings in the journal.
This permits the dissolvable to enter behind the paper and disintegrate the glue. On the off chance that the surface is drywall, don’t press too hard on the device or you’ll infiltrate the drywall’s paper surface. On the off chance that that results, you will have to fill the cuts with spackling compound before decorating or applying new backdrop.
Step 4: The Solvent Method
Most solvents are harsh, so if you pick this technique wear elastic gloves and eye assurance. Business solvents are typically blended with water or accessible as a gel that is utilized without blending. Take after the item bearings and apply it with a paintbrush or wipe, then permit the dissolvable time to absorb and slacken the backdrop. You will know the dissolvable is working when the paper starts to droop or force far from the divider.
Economical dissolvable choices incorporate blending boiling water with a couple of tablespoons of white vinegar, or high temp water and cleanser, both of which can be connected with a shower bottle. Blend little clusters at an opportunity to keep the water as hot as could reasonably be expected. Immerse the backdrop in segments, splashing just as a significant part of the divider as you can serenely strip in a 15-minute time span.
Watch video of this progression.
Step 5: The Steam Method
Put Steamer on Surface of Wall to Penetrate Glue
You can lease a business backdrop steamer as a different option to solvents. Steamers do especially high at expelling solid, substantial, old-style backdrops and papers that have done followed for quite a while.
Like solvents, steamers are untidy in their specific manner, discharging hot steam and dribbling boiling water, so wear work gloves or plastic gloves and eye assurance with this technique also. Steamers additionally bring bountiful measures of dampness into a room, so open a window or ventilate with fans to avert dampness development in bound regions.
To utilize a backdrop steamer, put the steamer cushion on the surface of the backdrop and hold it sufficiently long to permit the steam to enter the paper and relax the paste. Experience will disclose to you to what extent to hold the steamer cushion against the divider — on the off chance that you apply too little steam, the backdrop will be hard to evacuate. If you apply an excessive amount of steam for a long time, in any case, you can harm the drywall beneath and even diminish a mortar surface.
Once the backdrop is extricated, utilize a scrubber to evacuate it — don’t pull it away by your hands because the steam will have superheated the paste and paper and could bring about blazes. This procedure can be tedious, yet the more exertion you devote to steaming, the less time you will spend scratching.
Step 6: Scrape Away the Wallpaper
Hold Scraper at Angle and Scrape Wallpaper in Parts
After the dissolvable or steam has slackened the backdrop, begin expelling the paper at a crease or edge of an aperture. Utilize a backdrop scratching apparatus, plastic putty blade or drywall blade, being mindful so as not to gouge or tear through the dry wallpaper of the divider surface beneath. You may need to continue applying steam or reapply dissolvable to headstrong ranges. Keep scratching until the greater part of the backdrop, and any sponsorship is expelled.
Step 7: Clean and Repair the Wall
Fill Any Holes among Drywall or Spackling Compound
Set up a basin of extremely heated water blended with a little measure of tri-sodium phosphate (TSP), an overwhelming obligation cleaner accessible at handyman shops. Utilize a wipe to wipe down the dividers with this arrangement and expel all hints of backdrop cement. Be mindful so as not to oversaturate the dividers. Finally, wipe the dividers with clean water and towel dry.
Utilize spackling compound to fix any scratches or gouges in either drywall or mortar. Permit the repairs to dry completely, then sand delicately with 150-coarseness sandpaper and wipe clean.