How to tear off the wallpaper?
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Repair is a business that requires tremendous patience andforces, and therefore before taking on such a crucial task, it is necessary to carefully study useful advice and recommendations on the performance of certain types of work. In this article, I'll show you how to tear down old wallpaper easily and quickly.
Cope with bare hands!
Yes, there are situations when the wallpaper, likethey say, keep "on good faith", and in such situations all we need is our own hands and a spatula (for the lack of it, use the most common knife). Your task is very simple - punch the joint of two pieces of wallpaper with a spatula or knife and pull the retreated edge. When you cope with one piece (perhaps a spatula will come in handy a couple of times), take the same for the next one.
Of course, the situation when the wallpaper can barely hold,are quite rare, and therefore in most cases one has to resort to tricks, and the first of them is the use of ordinary water. Take a roller, sponge or spray and wet the wallpaper with one of these tools. Do not feel sorry for the water, the wallpaper should get wet, and not get covered with droplets. When you feel that the wallpaper is already wet enough, wait for another 5-10 minutes and start to rip them off the wall with a spatula (knife).
Remember that some wallpaper have a specialwater repellent coating. To lower the effectiveness of his "work", make cuts on the wallpaper with a knife (you can use a special needle roller) in several places, then the water will easily penetrate into the structure of the wallpaper. In addition, it is important to note that it is better to use hot water than cold water.
Important advice! Before you wet the wallpaper, turn off the electricity, water accidentally can get on the element, which is under tension, which, in turn, can lead to sad consequences.
Steam, I must say, is more effective whenneed to soak the wallpaper than water, but not every home has a tool such as a construction steamer that perfectly helps to cope with the task of removing old wallpaper by the ferry. At home, we advise you to use steam locally - if in some place the water does not work, turn on the iron, fill itwater in a special compartment, press the steam button and point it at the problem point, then use a spatula - it should work!
Instead of water, you can apply a special tool for soaking wallpaper. This kind of "drug" can be found today in any construction store, heis more effective than water, and at the same time it is absolutelyharmless and non-toxic. Typically, a special agent is a concentrate, which should be diluted slightly before use. Otherwise, the method of application here is usually the same as in the case of water: we soak the roller in a special medium, previously diluted with water, or pour the solution into an atomizer, process the wallpaper, wait for 5 minutes and begin to remove them with a spatula.
Well, we hope that our advice will ease your work. Good luck!
Read also the article How to remove the wallpaper.