Wagner 705 power wallpaper steamer in action



This unit speeds removal of stubborn wallpaper. At first I used the paper tiger and spray enzyme, but I still tore the paper. Several people said “really hot water”. A steamer does that even better leaving only drips instead of puddles. I used a metal one years ago that is expensive. This one is plastic and under $100 at amazon and Home Depot and looks to be good for a few dozen uses. One room was pretty easy with this steamer. The other had a stiffer vinyl paper, cloth mesh backing, and a ton of glue on the wall. So it took a lot longer, repeating this cycle, steam, sponge, steam, sponge, and then every couple of minutes, rinse the sponge in a bucket. I wish I knew of this affordable unit at the beginning!

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7 thoughts on “Wagner 705 power wallpaper steamer in action

  • August 28, 2017 at 4:19 am
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    Water, water, and more water.  That's the only thing that works for me.  Steam, softeners, and do-dads all have their place sometimes.  But time and again, water wetting the glue is the key.  How to get that water to the glue is the trick. 😉

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  • August 28, 2017 at 4:19 am
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    I just bought mine at Lowes for 44.95 original 54.95 They price matched Home Depot at 49.95 + 10% off.

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  • August 28, 2017 at 4:19 am
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    Thanks for the tip! I just experimented with the Paper Tiger on a small area of the paper I'll be trying to remove with the steamer. I'll stop that and try without it, as you suggest. I appreciate the added suggestion! Rgds – Wayne

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  • August 28, 2017 at 4:19 am
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    @GILLnBARRY – you should try the steamer without the paper tiger – use scraper and steam at seams if that's most effective – I had someone put mud on the walls afterward to get a mild texture. The paper tiger perforations had gone into the wallboard, and caused it to swell when mud was applied. It added a couple of labor hours to that process.

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  • August 28, 2017 at 4:19 am
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    Saw your video and just got my 705 (and the Paper Tiger). You make it look easy! Hope mine works just as well! Thanks!

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