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Homemade Wallpaper Stripper

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This is a nifty one for all my DIY-ers.

Want a solution that will help you remove that paper on the wall?

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You will need:

Wallpaper Scoring Wheel or a Wire-Bristled Brush

1 1/3 cups of VERY HOT WATER

2/3 cups of FABRIC SOFTENER

Sponge

Paint Roller

Wallpaper scraper or putty knife

Directions:

  1. Score wallpaper gently with the scoring tool or wire brush. Be easy. You do not want to poke up the wall. Imagine yourself brushing a child’s hair except on the wallpaper, you will likely be going in circular motions. Go karate kid on it– wax on/wax off– but without making the kid scream. You have to score it so that the seal is broken. This will allow our mixture to seep in.

  2. In a bucket, mix water and fabric softener. Apply it to the small areas of the wallpaper with a sponge and use the roller for the large areas.

  3. Allow to sit for 20 minutes or so.

  4. Use your putty knife to scrape or peel wallpaper off. Go easy until you get the hang of it. You don’t want to dent up the wall.

  5. If there are any stubborn spots, reapply mixture.

  6. When finished, wipe wall off with clean water.

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Author:

Stylist. Cover Artist. Author.

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