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Switching from wallpaper to paint is not an easy job if you choose the DIY way. This messy, tedious work makes the preparation process lengthy. Before you take that scrapper in your hands, learn about the tools and method to do a thorough job. You can also hire services of interior house painters Gold Coast to get the job done fast and without any hassle.

 

Must have tools for wallpaper removal:

You will have to visit the home improvement store to get all the essentials. Remember to buy:

 

    • Commercial wallpaper remover
    • Spray bottle
    • Painter’s tape
    • Steel wool
    • Sponges
    • Bucket
    • Putty knife
    • Towels
    • Tarps
    • Ladder

 

The above mentioned items are available at reasonable rates.

 

How to remove wallpaper:

Remember that you must not only remove the wallpaper, but the glue that holds it to the wall. If you miss this important step, your paint job will not be satisfactory. Remaining glue will make the paint to look uneven and flakes can also be a problem.

 

Begin by covering furniture and floors with tarps. This will be messy job, and you don’t want to spoil anything during the process. Tape over trim and baseboards. Don’t forget to cover all switches and outlets with tape and then turn off electricity to the room before you start the work.

 

    • Mix the commercial wallpaper remover as per the directions.
    • Spray the remover on the wallpaper to soften the glue. Wait for a few minutes.

 

Start lifting the wallpaper and scraping with the grain of the glue. If there are many layers of wallpaper, try removing them one by one. Throughout the process, be careful that you don’t damage drywall with the putty knife.

 

Once you have removed the wallpaper and most of the glue, again spray the remaining paste with the solution. Then scrub it with a sponge or steel wood. Use towels to dry them.

 

Once you are done with the above mentioned steps, leave walls to dry for 24 hours. Check if there is any stickiness on the walls. If you find the wall sticky, repeat the spraying, scraping and clean-up process for particular area or areas.

 

Depending on the amount of work, your skills and available time, you may want to assign this task to a professional painter Gold Coast. Also, take the height of the wall and your comfort level to work on a ladder in consideration. Repaint Pro provides its services for a number of prep work. So, look no further and give us a call now.

 

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Stephen Lockyer
Stephen Lockyer
Professional painters and Decorators on the Gold Coast. Serving all your interior and exterior painting needs.

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