Easy Wallpaper Removal

I just completed the chore of stripping the wallpaper in the dining room. I am turning it into a den, but regardless, the paper was outdated, sagging in the corners, etc. I did my bedroom a few months ago.

If the wallpaper in your home was put up correctly often times it will come off in strips. Not the case in my house! I found the best, and easiest, thing to do is use water and vinegar (about 1:1 ratio) in a spray bottle. Find a place to start then soak the paper, ceiling to floor. While you work on a section, periodically go back and keep rewetting. The vinegar dissolves the glue making it peel off easily. Yes, your home will smell like a giant salad but that goes away and there is no lingering odor.

A friend of mine rented a steamer which she said worked beautifully! That is fantastic, but the way I work is – I think of a project and start…No time for prep work! No time for thinking! Definitely no time for renting a machine.

Anyhow, it was so easy! I completed the room by myself in two “sittings”. Let me know if you have tried this and what you think. Happy Peeling! (hahaha, didn’t even realize I used “peel” which is the word today at dVerse Pub for their Quadrille Challenge!) https://dversepoets.com/2020/02/24/quadrille-98-peelings-nothing-more/


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