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5 Issues You May Find In Removing Your Wallpaper in Denver Metro, CO

5 Issues You May Find In Removing Your Wallpaper in Denver Metro, CO

5 Issues You May Find In Removing Your Wallpaper in Denver Metro, CO

In the pursuit of a well-painted home, you may come across a room in which you have wallpaper — and therein is the choice of if you want to paint over the wallpaper or remove the wallpaper first and then to paint.

Once you have come to the conclusion that it would be a better idea to remove your wallpaper, it might happen that you come across certain issues while you are trying to remove the wallpaper — and if you know what you are doing before you try to take them on, you are much more likely to succeed.

With that being the case, let’s now look at five issues you may find in removing your wallpaper in Denver Metro, CO.

1. Easy To Clean Wallpaper

One issue that you may encounter comes when you find wallpaper that is easy to clean.

The problem lays in the fact that your typical strategy to remove wallpaper has to do with first moistening the wallpaper so that the glue underneath is moistened and therefore the wallpaper becomes easy to remove.

When you have a wallpaper that is easy to remove, however, you have to be cautious because this wallpaper is meant to be resistant to water – and so you have to employ a different strategy.

Specifically, you have to first make some small punctures in the wallpaper before you get the water in – or steam, if that is your preferred method.

2. Remaining Glue Residue That Is Hard To Remove

Sometimes when you remove wallpaper, you will find yourself facing some stubborn glue residue that is just really difficult to remove.

If you should encounter such glue residue, you need not fret for there are methods you can employ to remove it — but of course, you will have to be quite cautious in your technique.

One thing that you can do is that you can apply hot water (hot enough that you need to use protective gear to ensure you are not burned) together with pads that can be used to scrub the glue residue off.

You should of course be careful not to scrub too hard so that you do not damage the wall underneath the glue residue.

3. Mold

If you see mold, you are pretty much limited in terms of what you’re going to be able to do — and in most cases, the best thing that you’re going to be able to do is to hire a professional that has expertise in removing mold.

Even though it will cost you a bit more than doing it yourself, you don’t want to take chances when you sense that there is mold there because you can do your best to remove mold and even a few small traces of it will come back to spread.

As great of a health hazard as mold can be, it’s better to have it professionally removed.

4. Wallpaper On Unprimed Wallboard

When you have a wallpaper that has been applied directly to the wallboard without the wallboard getting a coat of primer first, you are going to have a major issue in that the removal of the wallpaper puts the wallboard in danger of getting damaged.

Removing the wallpaper is going to be quite tricky and you will have to very carefully remove it or you will find yourself with damaged wallpaper.

5. Peelable Wallpaper

Lastly, before you do anything regarding removing wallpaper, you should make sure that you don’t have easily peelable wallpaper — for if you do, you aren’t going to have to face any of these other issues.

To test to see if you have a wallpaper that’s easy to remove, check one corner and peel back — and if it comes off with little effort, you are going to have a fairly easy time removing the wallpaper.

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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Best Practices For Removing Your Wallpaper in Denver Metro, CO

Best Practices For Removing Your Wallpaper in Denver Metro, CO

Best Practices For Removing Your Wallpaper in Denver Metro, CO

When you are looking to paint a room in your home but find that there is wallpaper there, you are faced with two choices — do you paint over the wallpaper, or do you remove the wallpaper first before painting?

If you choose to paint over the wallpaper — well, that is an entirely different discussion from the one we will be having here — it is a procedure of its own, and we will return to it another day.

If, however, you want to remove the wallpaper before removing it, there are certain things you should bear in mind that will help you in the process.

That being the case, let’s look at and consider best practices for removing your wallpaper in Denver Metro, CO.

1. Check To See If It Is Peel Off Wallpaper First

Before you do anything else, you’re going to want to check to make sure that your wallpaper is not the kind that easily peels off because if it is, you won’t need to do a lot of the below as it relates more to standard wallpaper.

You will know that your wallpaper can easily be peeled off if you start with one corner and, at a seam, use a putty knife or the like and loosely lift it up and gently tug on it.

If you find that the wallpaper peels easily, you can continue to peel it off of the wall and continue to repeat this procedure until you have removed all of your wallpaper.

2. Steam Or Moisten Your Wallpaper To Help

The best way to get your wallpaper off of your wall when it doesn’t just peel off is first to moisten it so that the underlying glue will loosen and allow you to remove it.

You can do this with a brush to the wall, a sponge, a paint-roller — and thoroughly apply it so that the wallpaper will be removed more easily.

You can alternatively use a steaming tool to saturate the wallpaper — steaming tools can typically be rented if you don’t have plans to use it in the future or even purchase it if you know you will be using it again.

3. Find Out If Your Wallpaper Is Easily Cleaned By Wiping It

There is a certain kind of wallpaper that can be easily cleaned just by wiping it with a moist towel, paper or otherwise.

If your wallpaper is that kind of wallpaper, it will be a bit more tricky to remove it than if it is not — which isn’t to say that it will be impossible, just more difficult.

If it is that sort of wallpaper, you will first need to get some holes in the surface of the wallpaper, and to accomplish this; you will need a scoring tool or just about anything that will be able to get small holes on the surface of the wallpaper.

The advantage of the scoring tool is that you will be able to get the holes into the wallpaper more quickly and easier — and with this, the application of moisture via the sponge, paint-roller, or otherwise will allow the water to get under the surface of the wallpaper and help you remove it.

4. Allow The Surface To Dry

Once you have finished removing the wallpaper, you will want to allow the surface of your walls to dry entirely before moving on to any other steps in the painting process that you may wish to take on.

This is particularly the case if you are thinking about sanding the wall, one of the essential steps you should do before painting your walls.

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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