Removing the wall paper though, a hassle and time consuming is one of the best ways to update your home for less. With just a putty knife and some warm water you can go to town on that pesky wall paper and bring your new home into the 21st century.
Soak the wall paper in warm soapy water and start to gently peel away where you can. A great tool as well is a razor blade with a handle. Just be careful with the corners of the blade so that you don’t gouge the wall and have to do extensive patch work.
Once all the wall paper is down you will want to give the wall a good wash. If the wall has a little glue left on is a great cheap way to wash it is to add a cup of white vinegar to your hot water and wash the wall with a sponge. Dry the wall with old rags or towels. There are also chemical cleaners that work wonders if there is quite a bit of glue left on the walls. You can get that at any hardware store in your neighborhood.
When the walls have been sufficiently dried, you can begin to repair any damage with patching putty. Remember here to let the putty dry completely before you sand it. Then go ahead and start to paint!
Removing wall paper can be a pain but it a fantastic way to update your home. It is also much more attractive to potential buyers if they do not have to remove the wall paper themselves.
Author:Jacquelyn Carlson Phone: 763-442-7197 Dated: February 25th 2015 Views: 255 About Jacquelyn: I am in my first year as a buyer specialist with the Steinbach Home Selling Team.
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