How to peel off old wallpaper quickly and easily: a simple method

Julia PeschanskayaLife
Renovation in the apartment

Most homeowners try to prepare their apartment for renovation on their own, so they tear off old wallpaper without prior preparation. At first glance, this is a simple task that does not take much effort and time, but careless actions can lead to damage to the surface.

OBOZ.UA has found an effective way to help you quickly cope with this. The walls in the room will look like new, without pieces of old wallpaper.

First, you need to prepare the apartment for renovation. Move all the furniture away and turn off the electricity to avoid the risk of electric shock. Cover sockets and switches with plastic wrap or tape. Cover the floor with an old blanket or film.

Next, you will need a special wallpaper and whitewash remover. This is a concentrate that will help you quickly cope with the task. Read the instructions carefully and dilute the product according to the proportions.

Make small cuts in the wallpaper with a utility knife, especially in the corners. Then moisten a sponge with the prepared solution and wipe the surface. The cuts will allow the solution to penetrate the walls and help you to quickly remove the wallpaper.

If you don't want to use a store-bought product, you can make your own solution. To do this, mix vinegar with water in a ratio of 1:3. Wipe the walls and wait an hour and you can start removing the wallpaper. Use a utility knife to make your job easier.

After you have removed the bulk of the material, wipe the walls with sandpaper to remove any remaining material. Apply a primer and prepare the walls for the next step.

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