Save money removing wallpaper by using thrift friendly fabric
softener. Mix the fabric softener with water, using a 1:2 ratio of fabric
softener and water. Score the wallpaper before you apply it to the wall so
it will soak in deep. Wet the wall, let it sit a few minutes, and then
start peeling it off.
- Wear protective eyewear when
removing wallpaper to avoid glue and small pieces of wallpaper getting into your
- After you remove the outer
layer of wallpaper, which you can often pull off, you need to work on the bottom
layer. Be sure and get it wet enough the you don't gouge the wall trying
to scrap it off.
A tool to score the wallpaper
to let water penetrate is inexpensive and well worth the money.
If you have a lot of paper to
remove, and not a lot of time, a professional steamer may be worth