HGTV expert Steve Watson shows how to remove vinyl wallpaper. Start by peeling off the vinyl from the paper backing. Next, spray liquid wallpaper remover onto the remaining paper, then use a trowel to spread the liquid over the paper so it soaks in thoroughly. Once the paper is soaked, you can scrape it away from the wall. It's not hard, but be prepared for a mess.
Sabrina Soto shows you the easy way to remove wallpaper. Start by pulling off as much of the wallpaper as you can. Use a scoring tool to cut small holes in the wallpaper that remains. This will allow your stripping liquid to penetrate the wallpaper so you can remove it. Once the stripping liquid has done its work, you should be able to remove the wallpaper easily by peeling it off or using a scraping tool.
HGTV expert Steve Watson shows you how to remove wallpaper without chemicals by using a steamer. Once the water heats up in the steamer, press the applicator against the wallpaper. The heat from the steam will loosen the wallpaper glue, allowing you to simply pull the wallpaper off. The process takes time, and you may need a trowel to help scrape off stubborn wallpaper adhesive.
Sabrina Soto gives a dated room a fresh look by demonstrating how to remove wallpaper using a steamer. Start by scoring the wallpaper, and then hold the steamer on top for about 40 seconds. This should enable you to peel the wallpaper right off the wall.
You've successfully removed the wallpaper from your walls, but find that walls underneath are not in good shape to be painted. Walls may have holes, uneven textures or just not be smooth. Eric Stromer gives instruction on how to properly prepare walls to paint after wallpaper removal. Start by adding a skim coat to the walls using a 12 inch drywall blade and joint compound. Then grab a pole sander and give the wall a good sanding, hitting all the high spots. Wipe down with wet cloths to get rid of the dust. Now your walls are uniform and smooth and ready for a fresh coat of paint.