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5 Surprising Challenges Of Removing Wallpaper in Denver Metro, CO

In the course of updating the look of your home, you may come across a wallpaper that stands in the way of painting an interior room.

Sometimes it’s a good idea to paint over wallpaper, as it may be too difficult to remove, but when you are looking at wallpaper that is better to remove, you may find that there are some challenges with the removal process that you might not have anticipated.

Let’s look at and consider five surprising challenges of removing wallpaper in Denver Metro, CO.

1. Thinking You Need To Do The Whole Room At Once

The first challenge of removing wallpaper from a room comes in the form of thinking that you have to take on all of the wallpaper of the room at once.

What happens when you do this is that you will spray all of the wallpaper of the room, perhaps thinking that you are going to do each step for the entire room, and then by the time you circle back around to start removing the wallpaper from the first part of the wall you find that the wallpaper has dried and is back to being difficult to remove.

A better alternative to doing this is to take on one section at a time — spraying a section of wallpaper, allowing time for that section to properly get soaked, and then removing the wallpaper from that particular section.

2. Not Having Protective Material In Place

As you may know, the removal of wallpaper can be a bit messy — but the extent of the mess can be such that you will likely need to get additional protective material for the room in which you are working.

One thing that you can do in order to take on the challenge of having this kind of mess is similar to what you might do when you are looking to paint your interior room — making use of a drop cloth to protect the floor from the various things that come into play in the wallpaper removal process.

3. Trash Bags For The Waste

Speaking of messes from the wallpaper removal process, are you aware that the volume of trash that is generated from removing wallpaper is such that you are going to need to have large trash bags on hand in which to store said wallpaper.

The mistake that people will make is that they will either hold off on getting any trash bags until the project is well underway, which is bad because by then you may have piles of soggy wallpaper just sitting on the floor making a mess.

It’s far better to have the trash bags already on hand so that you’ll be prepared to tackle the waste you will make from the wallpaper removing process.

4. Adhesive That Remains

In removing the wallpaper from your walls, you may well think that you are pretty much done with everything that you need to do in the wallpaper removing process, however, this is not always the case.

Indeed, you possibly are going to find yourself with an adhesive that has remained on the surface — and you’re going to need to remove that adhesive before you move on with the next steps that you have.

It’s a good idea to make use of a solution combining water and trisodium phosphate to properly clean this adhesive off of the wall.

5. Using The Right Tools

Lastly, you are going to need to make sure that you have the right tools on hand for removing the wallpaper — the right kind of scraping tools if you have to get under the wallpaper.

The key thing is that you are going to need to make sure that the tools you bring to the wallpaper removal are actually necessary.

Don’t settle for just any painter when you can get the attention to detail and professionalism from Imhoff Fine Residential Painting in Denver Metro, CO. Call us today to speak with one of our professional color consultants.

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