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

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Eric is amazing! Hired him 2 times now and his done amazing work on both occasions! Thankyou

3 walls needing wallpaper removal


Great work, very efficient. Job done as requested. Would definitely recommend.

Wallpaper removal 1 bedroom, living area & hallway


Terrific job by Bec, thank you. She worked hard, got the job done and thoroughly cleaned up after. Much appreciated, and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend for other wallpaper removal jobs.

Wallpaper removal


Perfect job done and an incredibly nice man!

Wallpaper removal and painting


Robert was prompt and got the job done in a timely and professional manner.

Wallpaper removal on one small wall


Jamie did a great job at removing the old wallpaper in our house. Thanks Jamie !

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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 utilize the necessary tools to ensure a clean removal job, leaving no trace or leftover residue. If you're getting your wallpapers removed for 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 utilize 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



Rochedale South QLD, Australia

28th Nov 2023


Wallpaper removal


Tea Tree Gully SA, Australia

7th Nov 2023

I have wallpaper from the 90s throughout my house and would like it removed without damage to the walls so I can have the house painted. - Due date: Before Sunday, 26 November 2023

Wallpaper removal 3 rooms, carpet removal 1-2 rooms


Belair SA, Australia

22nd Oct 2023

Wallpaper to be removed 2 bedrooms and 1 living area. Old worn carpet in 2 rooms to be stripped back to bare cement floor. - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 8 November 2023

Wallpaper removal


Buddina QLD, Australia

19th Oct 2023

Wanting wallpaper removed from a feature wall - Due date: Flexible

Old wallpaper removal


Brisbane QLD, Australia

5th Oct 2023

Have a single wall but not a full wall that needs to be stripped of some old wallpaper (textured wallpaper). The size of the wall is 3.2 M, and the height of the wallpaper area is 1.3M (top half of the wall). Would like this to be done properly by someone who is experienced. Please only make an offer of you have the materials to complete the task . Located in Brisbane City. Would like this complete asap. Also have a wallpaper job that needs laying (posted separately ) if anyone is available and qualified. This is NOT for the same wall, but a different room and smaller area. Unsure of the cost, so suggestions are welcome . Thanks, No due date but would like this done asap.

Help repair/patch damaged wall from wallpaper removal


Telopea NSW, Australia

23rd Sep 2023

Wall is slightly damaged and uneven from wallpaper removal. Looking for someone to smooth out wall for painting. - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 24 September 2023

Sui was an absolute life saver. I put up my task needing an urgent hand for a weekend and Siu was quick to respond and reassure me the job would be done. Was diligent and punctual throughout the process and giving me a lot of tips to fix my wall. He even helped to prepare our wall for paint after plastering. Highly recommend!

Wallpaper removal from 3 walls and applying new


Seville Grove WA, Australia

25th Aug 2023

Needing wallpaper removed from 3 walls and replacing them with new. Wallpaper supply not required. - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 30 August 2023

Wallpaper removal


Cranbourne West VIC, Australia

24th Aug 2023

Wallpaper removal on 2 walls Approximately 4mtr x 2.3mtr 3.7mtr x 2.3mtr - Due date: Flexible

Wallpaper removal


Martinsville NSW, Australia

23rd Aug 2023

Old kitchen wallpaper needs removing. Require careful worker preferably experienced, who can remove the wallpaper and do minimal damage to the surface underneath. Most of the areas to be stripped are small, except the area behind the fridge and an area near a doorway. Photos give an accurate idea of the area to be stripped. Plain yellow areas have already been done. Wallpaper stripper aid is available plus wallpaper scoring tool. Latter perforates wallpaper enabling stripper aid penetration while leaving underlying surface undamaged - see photos. - Due date: Flexible

A difficult job done with persistence and care, thank you Ewan & Alicia.

Wallpaper removal and installation


Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

16th Aug 2023

Removal of existing wallpaper and installation of new wallpaper. The wall is about 3m x 2.4m. Wallpaper will be provided. New wallpaper - https://www.wallpapershop.com.au/la-palma-12587-152-hollywood-pink-tropical-wallpap Melbourne CBD location (Russell St, near corner of Bourke St). Parking provided. Due date: Preferably to be done on Monday, 25 September 2023

Wallpaper removal


City Beach WA, Australia

9th Aug 2023

Remove old wallpaper from double storey home 50% of home is covered in wallpaper. There is a high ceiling component in the stairwell requiring ladders. Prefer day rate or hourly rate. Wallpaper removal is required for a half laundry, entrance & stairwell, partial living, upstairs hallway & 4 small bedrooms. To be done by skilled tradesperson who will remove all glues & leave walls in excellent condition for painting.

Wallpaper Removal


Reservoir VIC, Australia

3rd Aug 2023

Needing wallpaper removed from 5 walls Plasterboard behind it - Due date: Flexible

Great work, easy to deal with

Wallpaper removal for 1 bedroom


Coolaroo VIC, Australia

27th Jul 2023

Need wallpaper removed from 1 bedroom. Attempted by myself and is messy. Need fully cleaned up. All 4 walls. One of the walls has a window on it. - Due date: Before Sunday, 13 August 2023

Wallpaper removal


Chatswood NSW, Australia

5th Jul 2023

Wallpaper removal from 1 wall 2,5 x 3.5 m. Wallpaper is 6 years old. Clean wall and no residue left over - Due date: Before Tuesday, 11 July 2023

Meticulous, efficient and very polite. I would highly recommend Anmar!

Wallpaper removal patch and paint


Crawley WA, Australia

2nd Jul 2023

Wallpaper in one room needs to be removed Holes patched (as bolted bookshelves removed) and then walls painted. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 8 July 2023

Wallpaper removal and wall painted with wainscoting


Gnowangerup WA, Australia

22nd Jun 2023

I have a wall that currently has wallpaper on it and would like it to be taken down and the wall painted as well as adding some wainscoting on the wall as a feature - Due date: Flexible

Wallpaper removal and painting: 1 room


Footscray VIC 3011, Australia

13th Jun 2023

Wallpaper removal on 4 walls of a 3.5x3.9m room. Need room painted. We will provide the paint. - Due date: Flexible

Mark was prompt in his communication and was able to complete the job thoroughly and efficiently. He also had good understanding about some other underlying issues we had with our walls and offered some suggestions on next steps. Would recommend.

Wallpaper removal


Manor Lakes VIC, Australia

2nd Jun 2023

Wall paper removal services for my daughter bed room - Due date: Before Friday, 2 June 2023

Wallpaper removal - small bedroom


Lane Cove North NSW, Australia

26th May 2023

Removal of vinyl wallpaper in small bedroom, you will need to BYO tools. Approx room dimensions are 2.6m x 3.7m. I’ve attached photos of the room, the wallpaper packaging left by previous owners and our quick attempts to peel back wallpaper. Once removed, the next stage of work will be to paint the walls but we need to check whether there is a mould issue that needs rectifying first. We will seek a seperate quote for the second stage of work once the wallpaper is removed but would be handy to know your rates. - Due date: Flexible

Reliable and hardworking team that were easy to book and then stayed late to finish the job.

Wallpaper removal


Sydney NSW, Australia

11th May 2023

We have multiple walls that have been covered in posters using wallpaper glue. These need to be removed and then the wall needs to be restored/sanded ready to be painted. - Due date: Flexible