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A person using a scraper to remove wallpaper from a wall, revealing the bare surface underneath.

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Paul was fantastic at removing the wallpaper in my hallway and toilet. The wallpaper was very stubborn and did a great job. He wasn't able to complete the job in one day and came back on another day to finish. Also a very friendly and chatty guy and would highly recommend using him.

Wallpaper removal


Mark was really great! He ended up doing a lot more than what we initially wanted and we are really pleased with the work. Great communication throughout aswell.

Wallpaper removal


I am glad To have Roman worked on my house painting job. Like his profile said, he delivered good quality finishes. Most of all, I don’t have to tell how to complete the tasks to the quality I need.

Wallpaper Removal & Painting Wall & Ceiling


Great communication, and task was completed quickly. Would recommend.

Wallpaper removal from the hallway - only one wall


The guys did a good job and worked hard through the heat

Wallpaper removal and painting


Matt did an excellent job removing wallpaper, is diligent and is a hard worker. Communications were good also. Would highly recommend.

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Why hire a wallpaper removal service through Airtasker?

Removing wallpapers can be quite tricky and can also take so much time out of your busy day. With Airtasker, you can find plenty of wallpaper removal experts who can get the job done for you so that you won't have to do it yourself!

Getting bored with your current wallpaper and looking for a way to spruce your interiors? Is your wallpaper so old that it's already suffering from massive tears or fading? Whatever the purpose is, our Taskers can handle the entire process–from prepping your walls and removing your wallpaper down to the post-removal wall cleaning.

Simply put up your task on our platform, set your preferred schedule, and wait to receive offers from nearby Taskers who can go to your location and get right into work. Choose the best person for the job, and they'll arrive at your doorstep as soon as it's convenient for you!

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Top Wallpaper Removal related questions

While it does sound tempting just to cover your old wallpaper with a new one, it's not entirely recommended. Doing so can cause unsightly bumps and unflattering textures on your new wallpaper, especially if the one underneath has a lot of punctures, bubbles, and other damage. Ergo, it's crucial to have your old wallpaper removed before fitting a new one to ensure a smooth and flawless application.

Three significant factors can affect the duration of the service: the type of wallpaper, its age, and the state of the wall underneath. The whole process, which includes clearing the room, scraping off the wallpaper, and cleaning your walls, can take an entire day. It may also take longer if there are several rooms to be taken care of. Also, your wall needs to be left to dry for another day to allow for sanding and prepping, especially if you're planning on installing new wallpaper.

Not necessarily. Most of our Taskers can bring the necessary supplies for a wallpaper removal service. However, if you already have tools ready and on hand, you can also lend them to your Tasker if you like. Should you require additional materials like wallpaper stripper, you can coordinate with your Tasker so they can prepare everything you need before heading to your location.

Airtasker can help with just about any home improvement or refurbishment service. If you have electrical or plumbing concerns, we can connect you with experts who can assist with light fixture installations or broken pipe repairs. You'll also find assemblers who can put your furniture together for you, as well as tradies and plasterers who can assist with building and construction projects. Just let us know what kind of service you need when posting your task, and we'll handle the rest!

What do wallpaper removal services include?

Wallpaper removals are usually done when you want to strip off damaged, faded or worn-out wallpaper, or if you're planning to replace your old wallpaper with a new one. Your Tasker will arrive at your location and utilise the necessary tools to ensure a clean removal job, leaving no trace or leftover residue. If you're getting your wallpapers removed from the first time, here's what you can expect:

Wall and room preparation

Your Tasker must first prep the room they're going to work on before anything else. Since the removal process involves the use of water, all electrical sockets, wiring, and openings must be covered to avoid any unwanted accidents or issues. They might also ask you to shut off your circuit breaker temporarily for an extra layer of safety.

Suppose there are any furniture, wall decors, or other furnishings inside the room. In that case, you can either cover them in plastic for protection or remove them entirely until the removal is done.

Wallpaper removal

With the room prepped and ready, your Tasker can now proceed with the removal process. The actual steps will depend on the type of wall and wallpaper you have, and will also require different materials:

For strippable wallpapers, your Tasker can use a putty knife to lift the edges. From there, they can slowly peel off the wallpaper to avoid rips and tears.

For traditional wallpapers, your Tasker can spray or apply a combination of hot water and wallpaper stripper onto your walls. Once the solution has set, they can start removing the wallpaper carefully with a wallpaper scraper. If your wallpaper is old, your Tasker may need to score your walls a bit before using the solution.

Peel and stick wallpapers call for the same process as strippable wallpapers. However, you might need to utilise some wallpaper solution as well to remove the adhesive backing from your walls.

If all these fail, then you may need to get a professional wallpaper steamer to remove your wallpaper entirely. Using an electric steamer can help loosen the adhesive underneath and can also make the process much faster.

Wall cleaning

Once your wallpaper is removed, your Tasker cleans your walls using soap and water to eliminate any leftover and sticky residue. They can use either a sponge or a rag for this step, then leave the walls to dry right after.

Old wallpaper Disposal

Need help disposing of the wallpaper you just removed? Let us connect you with rubbish removalists who can lend a helping hand. Since wallpapers are not recyclable, they can be brought to an appropriate facility for proper and responsible disposal. If you're unsure how to get rid of a large pile of old wallpaper, you can also get in touch with your local waste control agency.

Recent Wallpaper Removal tasks

Wallpaper removal, prepping and painting


Rush Green, Greater London, RM7

28th Aug 2023

I would like you to remove the wallpapers in a 4-bedroom house, prep the walls and ceilings for painting, and paint the walls and ceilings. I would like the work to be done by Thursday 31st August or Friday 1st September at the latest. The wallpaper needs to be removed from the living room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, landings, and stairways. The fourth bedroom (which is also the largest bedroom) already has paint on it, so no wallpaper removal is needed. Likewise, the stairway that leads to this bedroom also already has paint on it, so no wallpaper removal is required. I have included a floor plan, to give an idea of the room sizes. It is essentially a 3.5 bed bouse. Please note that this task should be complete by Thursday 31st (or Friday 1st September at the latest). We can start as early as 10am on Tuesday. - Due date: Before Friday, 1 September 2023

Wallpaper removal/ wall repair painting


Nunhead, Greater London

14th Aug 2023

Removal of existing wallpaper on walls and small ceiling/ patch any wall cracks needing repair /replaster if necessary and then prime and paint. The space is a one room hallway of an upstairs Victorian conversion flat.see pictures. - Due date: Flexible

Wallpaper removal of house and sugarsoap


King's Cross, Greater London, N1

9th Jul 2023

Remove all wall paper from walls and ceilings and any skirting boards from floor/walls (leave ceiling coving). Sugar soap walls and ceilings Fill holes and sand to make good. Stack waste neatly in garden. Attached are photos and a floorplan (bathroom and one bedroom ceiling does not need doing). Please ask questions before bidding as not negotiable after task assigned. - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 10 July 2023

He was very polite,slight miscommunication as job was more involved than originally thought but sorted in the end.

3 bedroom walls and ceilings wallpaper removal


Cwm Dows, Gwent

16th Jun 2023

1920s property ,3 bedroom walls and ceilings need layers of wallpaper still with original paper, removing . - Due date: Flexible

Wallpaper removal


Chelsea, Greater London

13th Jun 2023

Wall pper removal in 3 rooms - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 4 September 2023

Mould removal, wallpaper removal, paint


North Hyde, Greater London

15th May 2023

Build up of mould in 2 bedrooms and toilet. Need this cleaned, old wallpaper removed and then painted.

Fantastic work, excellent and honest. Where have you been my whole life????

Wallpaper removal - staircase


West Green, Greater London

7th May 2023

Looking for help to remove wall paper on staircase. We have started the job and have necessary tools and supplies, but could use help for last touches. Supplies include: - Wallpaper removal solvant - Sugar scrub - Steamer ***Hourly rate to be discussed*** - Due date: Before Thursday, May 11, 2023

Bartek did a great job on removing wallpaper from our stairs. It was a laborious task, but he worked really hard and managed to remove it all. Would recommend for other tasks in the future.

Wallpaper removal


Moorclose, Greater Manchester

21st Apr 2023

3 rooms require wallpaper stripping as a result of electrical rewire and replastering needed. - Due date: Flexible

Very nice guy..honest and goes that extra mile to make sure the job gets done and you are happy with it. Would use again.

Wallpaper removal and painting


Wealdstone, Greater London

20th Apr 2023

Wallpaper stripping and painting are required for all the walls below: 3 single walls from 3 rooms. All walls for 2 rooms. - Due date: Flexible

Wallpaper removal from the hallway - only one wall


St Luke's, Greater London

17th Apr 2023

Removal only. We need to someone to remove our old wall paper from the hallway. One wall only. We have scrapper if needed. Date and time can be flexible, but ideally Monday or Friday when I’m working from home. - Due date: Flexible

Great communication, and task was completed quickly. Would recommend.

Wallpaper removal and wall Skimming


Newbury Park, Greater London

14th Apr 2023

I have a 2 bed flat where in all the rooms (hall + 2 bedroom and hallway) we have wallpapers, they are now very old and I want to get rid of those wallpapers and also skim the walls for painting. I will do painting myseld just need the walls prepared for it. I am flexible with dates but need someone who can also guide for any further improvements in the flat renovation. The flat is not empty and has stuff so would need to coverup the furnitures. - Due date: Flexible

Wallpaper removal


Streatham, Greater London, SW16

9th Apr 2023

Looking for someone to remove the wallpaper in my hallway and small toilet. I've tried to do it myself but I don't have the patience for it. Ideally someone with experience would be great as I think there are two layers of wallpaper and the bottom layer is quite stubborn. I have a steamer and some scrapers but if you have your own tools that'd be great as I don't think mine are very good. - Due date: Before Monday, 10 April 2023

Paul was fantastic at removing the wallpaper in my hallway and toilet. The wallpaper was very stubborn and did a great job. He wasn't able to complete the job in one day and came back on another day to finish. Also a very friendly and chatty guy and would highly recommend using him.

Wallpaper removal


Church End, Greater London

17th Feb 2023

Removing wallpaper that has been painted over from two fairly small living room walls - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 27 February 2023

Wallpaper removal


Mastrick, City of Aberdeen

10th Feb 2023

need wllpaper removed in rooms, living room 4 walls, bedroom 1, bathroom 1. all rooms small - Due date: Flexible

Wallpaper removal


Crooked Billet, Greater London

3rd Feb 2023

Living room, 2 x bedrooms, ceilings - Due date: Flexible

Wallpaper removal and re-hanging


Chigwell Row, Essex

13th Jan 2023

Wallpaper removal and re-application on one wall about 4 meters wide. - Due date: by 21st Jan

Wallpaper removal & Plastering


Rise Park, Greater London

29th Nov 2022

Wallpaper needs to be removed in the downstairs communal areas and may need plastering. Areas Living Room Hallways - Due date: Flexible

Wallpaper removal , paint and putting wallpaper up


Ragworth, Durham

22nd Nov 2022

Front room removal paper , paint ceiling skirting boards, then put new paper up - Due date: Before Wednesday, 30 November 2022

Wallpaper removal


Biddenham, Bedfordshire

18th Nov 2022

Removal of the wallpaper from two bedrooms, corridor upstairs+ downstairs+ ceiling in the corridor and part of the kitchen. Some parts of the wallpaper have been painted over. Job date is flexible. - Due date: Flexible

Wallpaper removal and paint


Bethnal Green, Greater London

16th Oct 2022

Im looking someone to remove the wall paper and ceiling paper from 3 rooms the size of all rooms are around 2,45x 3,50 cm, PS: The paper seems relatively easy to pill off. Also I’d be looking someone to paint the three rooms already mentioned and a corridor (including ceiling) - Due date: Before Sunday, 23 October 2022