How to remove Bathroom Wallpaper

Are you trying to remodel your bathroom but are wondering how to remove bathroom wallpaper? Look no further! Our tips on how to remove wallpaper can help.

Your house is beautiful, but that bathroom wallpaper is so outdated. You’ve decided it’s time to remove bathroom wallpaper, but how? Luckily, wallpaper can be removed. Need help getting started? Look no further. Follow our simple instructions for how to remove bathroom wallpaper:

Tools Needed To Remove Bathroom Wallpaper:

  • Sandpaper or Scoring Tool
  • Remover Solution and Hot Water
  • A Large Sponge
  • A Water Bottle
  • Putty Knife
  • Plastic drop cloths (optional)

1. Prep the Room

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Before you can remove the wallpaper, you need to prepare the bathroom. Follow these steps:

  1. Take down decorative objects, knickknacks, pictures, etc.
  2. Remove outlet covers.
  3. Cover the counter and toilet with plastic drop cloths.
  4. Place old towels along the baseboards and cover with plastic drop cloths.

2. Score the Wallpaper.

Scuff the wallpaper surface with either sandpaper or a scoring tool. This will allow the remover solution to soak into the paper and glue adhesive.

3. Apply Remover Solution

There are a lot of liquid stripper concentrates that you can mix with hot water to remove wallpaper, but you can also use something you find at home: fabric softener. With a 1:1 ratio solution, you can mix fabric softener with hot water to do the trick.

Saturate the walls with your chosen-remover solution using something as simple as a water bottle. Allow it to soak thoroughly, but don’t let it dry. Do this in small sections so that you can reheat your solution as needed. A hot solution works best at loosening up the glue adhesive.

4. Start Scraping.

Using a putty knife, scrape the wet wallpaper off the wall. Be careful to keep a steady pressure to not gouge the drywall as you scrape away.

You may find more wallpaper or backing underneath as you are scraping. Only take off one layer at a time. When finished, the walls may have glue residue on them. This can be removed with hot, soapy water and a sponge.

5. Wipe Down and Let Dry.

Once the wallpaper and glue residue has been removed, wipe down the wall with a moist sponge. Let it dry for a few days before applying new wallpaper or painting.

Need help starting your bathroom remodel or with how to remove bathroom wallpaper?

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