How to Strip Your Walls before hanging your Singapore Wallpaper

It’s a good move to dip your wall’s wallpaper with hot water thus making it a lot easier to remove. You’ll see that the water will soak in well if you cut the paper at first by slashing it with the help of a stripping knife’s blade, or you could possibly run an orbital scorer across the surface. This is the basic first step when you want to put up your Singapore Wallpaper. However be sure that you have a stable stepladder while you’re battling the higher sections.

Step 1

Begin by using an orbital scorer over the paper though you have to exercise a lot of care to ensure that the plaster behind it is not damaged. Fill a bucket with hot water, add a handful of wallpaper cream to thicken it a little as well, then add some liquid detergent.

Step 2

Wet the wall with the aid of a big sponge thereby covering a few square meters at a time, and let it soak in for a minimum of five minutes. Thereafter use the edge of a stripping knife underneath the paper at the seam to determine whether it’s prepared to be stripped or not. It should come off in fairly big sections. If this doesn’t materialize after a thorough and lengthy soak, you’ll have to use a steam stripper or a wallpaper stripper.

Step 3

Grasp the stripper pad at the end of the wallpaper’s length for around a minute until the paper around it appears humid. Thereafter move the pad up to the next segment while removing the moist paper below – undoing stubborn areas with the help of a stripping knife. Remove every stretch from bottom to top with care so as not to damage the plaster or plasterboard with your stripping knife’s blade.

Walls require some surface preparation almost every time before you begin to hang your Singapore wallpaper. You should try to fill any holes and cracks and ensure all surfaces are smooth, dry and clean before you begin wallpapering.


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