Removal of Wallpaper

Are you ready to take on the challenge of wallpaper removal? If so, you’ve come to the right place! Removing wallpaper can be a daunting task but with the right tools and a little bit of patience, it doesn’t have to be. Let’s get started on your wallpaper removal journey by gathering all the necessary materials and following our step-by-step guide. You’ll soon find that removing wallpaper is not as difficult as it may seem! So grab your supplies and let’s begin!

Tools Needed:

1. Ladder or step stool to reach the wall you are working on.

2. Putty knife or razor blade in order to remove the corner of the wallpaper

3.A scoring tool depending on the type of wallpaper.

4. Spray bottle

5. You may also find it helpful to have a sponge on hand to clean up any excess glue or water.

6. Stripping solution specifically designed for removing wallpaper.

Now that you have gathered all of the necessary materials, it is time to begin the wallpaper removal process.


Start by inspecting the walls for any signs of damage or weak spots. After this, you will need to carefully score the wallpaper with a scoring tool if it is not already pre-scored. Once this is done, spray a generous amount of water and stripping solution onto the wall. Allow the mixture to sit for approximately 10-15 minutes in order for it to begin loosening the wallpaper.

Wallpaper Removal Process in an interior residential home in Troy, MO

Once the solution has had time to saturate, use your putty knife or razor blade to carefully remove a corner of the wallpaper. Be sure not to gouge or scrape too deep into the wall as this can cause further damage. Once a corner is removed, slowly and carefully start to peel away the wallpaper. If it is not coming off easily, use your putty knife or razor blade to gently scrape away any excess glue or residue until all of the wallpaper has been removed.

Finally, use a damp sponge to wipe down the walls to remove any leftover residue. Leave the wall to dry thoroughly before continuing with the next step of your project. Never hesitate to reach out to us at BRS Painting for help on repairs or color choices.

With these easy steps, you should now be able to successfully remove wallpaper from any wall! If you have any questions or comments, feel free to reach out and we will be happy to provide assistance.

Check out our instagram @ brushrollspraypainting to view our reel of what happens when wallpaper isn’t removed properly.

Good luck and happy decorating!