|The key to easy wallpaper removal is to loosen the glue underneath. Do this by perforating the surface with a wallpaper scoring tool like the PaperTiger®. Use light pressure and perforate the entire wallpapered surface; the more holes you make, the faster and easier the paper will come off.|
|After perforating the wallpaper, apply DIF® Wallpaper Stripper to the wall to soften the glue and loosen the wallpaper. DIF® dissolves hard-to-remove glue and is faster and more efficient than using plain water or homemade solutions like vinegar and water or using heavy, dangerous steamers. Its available in concentrate and ready-to-use formulas.|
Apply DIF® starting at the top of the wall and working your way down using a sprayer, sponge or paint roller. Allow time for DIF® to work. When the wallpaper turns a dark color or starts to bubble, it is ready to be removed.
|Remove loosened wallpaper by using PaperScraper™ Wallcovering Remover and Wall Scraper. It holds the scraping blade at the perfect angle for the most effective scraping with no wall damage. An ordinary razor blade or scraping tool can cause damage to walls if held at the wrong angle, or if applied with too much pressure.|
|Once all the wallpaper has been removed, reapply DIF® to remove any remaining glue. Use PaperScraper™ to scrape away glue residue, then wipe down the walls with a damp sponge.|
|Once the excess glue has been removed, you can prime and paint the walls or hang new wallpaper. If you choose to apply new wallpaper, apply one coat of SHIELDZ® Universal Wallcovering Primer before hanging. SHIELDZ® prepares the surface for hanging any type of wallpaper and makes it easier to position the paper, improves adhesion and makes it easier to remove the wallpaper when it comes time to redecorate again.|