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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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
18th Mar 2021
Looking to have Wallpaper removed and new wallpaper installed for 1 wall roughly 9m x 2.08m (18.72 square meters). The wallpaper will be provided, and there are also ladders on site for use. Looking to get both removal and new wallpaper application quoted.
Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia
5th Dec 2020
Removal of wallpaper from one large livingroom wall (5.5m x2. 7m) and painting of this wall and painting of adjoining wall ( 3.2m x 2.7m). Have chosen paint colour, will just need guidance on how much to buy. Paint colour is very dark and will need undercoat and multiple top coats. Work needs to be done on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday and completed before Christmas.
Essendon VIC, Australia
21st Jan 2021
I have wallpaper on Walls need to remove so walls can be painted around 100 square metres of wallpaper
Armadale VIC, Australia
30th Sep 2018
Remove old wallpaper from hallway. Photos added. I attempted using the selleys product but seem to be removing as much plaster as paper. Not sure that a steamer will be enough as think as the paper is very old it needs the stripping chemical to help dissolve the very old glue. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks.
Richmond VIC, Australia
22nd Mar 2021
One feature wall 900 x 2.4 high and around two doorways. Needs to be removed and ready for painting. Would like the job completed this week.
Carlton VIC, Australia
7th Jan 2021
I’ve ripped off the top layer of the wallpaper but need the adhesive layer to be steamed and scraped off
Elwood VIC 3184, Australia
17th Oct 2016
Sml toilet, sml entry and upper walls only on 3 walls of a kitchen. Would take a few hours. I have a steamer, water sprayer and scrapers to make your job easy and I will help on the day.
Joseph and girlfriend Charlie did this dreadful job for me and they were amazing. There is nothing that Jo can't do and Charlie was hard working and never gave up on some really stubborn wallpaper! Thanks guys