How to remove wallpaper
What you'll need
You will need
- If you're lucky enough to be removing strippable wallpaper, simply use your utility knife or a fingernail to lift up one corner and pull the paper down the wall, keeping as close to the wall as possible to minimize the possibility of tearing.
- If it appears you are not working with the strippable variety, you're probably dealing with a paper that you will have to soak, steam and cut;
For soaking: liquid paper remover or warm, soapy water and to scrape, use a 3 1/2-inch-wide wall scraper or putty knife with a flexible blade to begin stripping.
For steaming: You may need an electric steamer, which you can get from many tool rental locations, wallpaper outlets and hardware stores to rent.