Removing Wallpaper Off Plaster Walls – No matter how beautiful the old wallpaper in your home is, at some point you may want to give your walls a new look. The thought of removing old wallpaper can give some people nightmares, and removing wallpaper from plaster walls can require extra care. If you use the techniques suggested in this article, the old paper will come off easily and you’ll be ready to hang your new wallpaper in no time.
Removing wallpaper doesn’t require a lot of special tools, but you should make sure you have the right things before you start. The old way of wetting the walls and scraping the paper will cause your plaster walls to crumble.
Removing Wallpaper Off Plaster Walls
The easiest, most effective and economical way to remove old wallpaper from plaster walls is to remove gel wallpaper. The remover does the heavy lifting and removes very tough scratches.
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It is always a good idea to start the process with a test area to anticipate problems under the wallpaper.
Using a scoring tool, roll it to about 2 square meters. Be sure to use the unit tool in a circular scrubbing motion and remember to apply only light pressure.
Once the test area is removed, you will have a good idea of how to proceed with the rest of the removal process. Keep scooping, sprinkling and scraping until done.
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A possible problem with old plaster is damage to the wall when removing the paper. The removal solution will absorb into the paper and the wall, which can soften the surface. Damp plaster can crack if you’re not careful. Take your time when using the scraper and place it at a low angle to the wall so it doesn’t dig in.
After the plaster has completely dried, you can start the process of preparing the wall for installing new wallpaper.
Apply a professional quality wallpaper primer to the plaster. The purpose of the primer is to seal the wall and provide a clean surface for the wallpaper adhesive to be applied. ROMAN PRO-999 Rx-35 sealer/primer is designed to seal porous surfaces such as plaster. A quality primer helps make installation easier and will also make removal easier later.
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