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.

Watch the video to see how it's done