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How to Remove Wallpaper Using Solvents or Steam (page 1 of 2)

Removing wallpaper can be difficult and time-consuming. Learn the tips and tricks to using liquid solvents and commercial steamers. Both methods soften the wallpaper paste so you can tear off the paper without damaging the wall surface.

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Materials

  • wallpaper solvent
  • trisodium phosphate (TSP)
  • spackling compound

Tools

  • drop cloth
  • sandpaper
  • wallpaper-perforating tool
  • wallpaper steamer
  • wallpaper scraping tool
  • rubber gloves
  • protective eyeglasses

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