Why remove wallpaper?
Maybe your old wallpaper is worn out or maybe it's just time for a change. Whatever the reason for renewal, it's better to have your wallpaper removed before applying new wallpaper. If you don't do this, blisters can appear in the wallpaper and this gives an unattended look. Moreover, it makes re-papering more difficult. The new wallpaper does not adhere well, so you will struggle to apply it.
Old wallpaper removal method
Taking off wallpaper can be done yourself, but it's not always easy. Some wallpapers are harder to remove than others. You can save yourself a lot of hassle and frustration by having your wallpaper removed by an experienced handyman. Are you curious about how to remove wallpaper? We give you an overview:
How a handyman will remove your wallpaper depends on the type of wallpaper, but it always involves proper preparation. The professional is going to protect the room with a tarp to prevent water damage. He will also move your furniture aside and tape off electrical outlets.
Removing construction wallpaper
Do you want to remove construction wallpaper? Then the professional will remove your wallpaper using a steamer. Sometimes the construction wallpaper can be loosened a bit first. After steaming, a spatula is used to loosen the wallpaper.
Vinyl wallpaper removal
Vinyl wallpaper removal is just a little trickier. This type of wallpaper consists of two layers, so it comes off in layers. When removing vinyl wallpaper, a steamer is used in combination with a wire brush or nail roller.
Nonwoven wallpaper removal
Nonwoven wallpaper removal, on the other hand, is a simple job. You can tear this type of wallpaper off the wall more easily, so it will take the handyman little time and you little money.
Removing fiberglass wallpaper
Removing fiberglass wallpaper is not something you do lightly. Usually, notches or holes have to be made in the wallpaper first. This is because it is firmly glued to the wall. Also, this wallpaper is almost always painted over with latex, which makes steaming and peeling it off more difficult. Fortunately, an expert knows exactly how to remove fiberglass wallpaper.
After removing the wallpaper, the professional will provide your walls with a nice new finish. This can be wallpaper, painting, or a combination of both. If you're not sure which option is best for you, the professional will be happy to advise you!
Costs of wallpaper removal
Would you like to have your wallpaper removed? Then it is convenient that you first know what it will cost you. The cost of wallpaper removal depends on several factors. Therefore it is difficult to give you an exact price, but we can already give you a good idea!