Fahad Hameed

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14 thoughts on “How to remove wallpaper

  • November 14, 2017 at 1:49 am
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    Hi Rob,

    I'm looking to remove wallpaper from 4 rooms at my house and then paint the walls after.
    Looking to smoothen walls for flat finish.

    I got a quote from a builder on this, for £3.9k, seems very extortionate as the house is pretty small in room size, as this is only for labor. For re-plastering and skimming.
    Then a further £3.5k for painting it. i dont think the figures are right in my experiance.

    My question is after wallpaper removal can you bypass the replaster / skimming by perhaps sanding the walls and applying some kind of filler for cracks or holes caused nails / wall plugs etc?

    I have feeling i can do this myself without having my savings getting ripped out.

    any experitise is appreciated.

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  • November 14, 2017 at 1:49 am
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    I'm removing wood chip from my walls and although I should have watched a video before I'm 3/4 of the way done but spiked idea is great…. Short quick snappy Ideas in 5 mins thanks

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  • November 14, 2017 at 1:49 am
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    I got the same walls but what you can advised me now ? Used allready a sandpaper and walls are smoth. Shall I suposed to use a smoooth coat ?

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  • November 14, 2017 at 1:49 am
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    Good video, the perforator is a great tool for this paper, I use a paper tiger for smoother texture painted surfaces, but for the job to be much quicker, ditch the steamer and use a garden sprayer, soaking it 3 times, by the time you have sprayed it once it's ready to go again and then the third time. The paper will just peel off after 15 mind soaking

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  • November 14, 2017 at 1:49 am
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    Oh that looks just like my walls, down to the magnolia paint over the woodchip.  I've borrowed a steamer though so soon the woodchip will be no more!

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  • November 14, 2017 at 1:49 am
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    Thanks for the help, its horrible stuff to remove. Now I got a plan of action thank you

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  • November 14, 2017 at 1:49 am
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    I became aware of how fun wallpaper removal can be two weeks ago. Thanks for the tips Rob.

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