Removing unpasted wallpaper may seem challenging, but with the right tools and techniques, you can successfully take it down without causing damage to your walls. This guide outlines the steps to efficiently remove unpasted wallpaper and prepare the wall surface for future decoration or new wallpaper.

  1. Prepare the area: Remove any furniture, cover the floor with a drop cloth, and gather the necessary tools for removal.
  2. Loosen edges: Use a putty knife or scraper to lift and loosen the edges of the wallpaper carefully.
  3. Peel the wallpaper: Gently peel away from the wall, starting from the loosened edges and working towards the center.
  4. Use a wallpaper steamer: If the wallpaper is stubborn or difficult to remove, use a steamer to soften the adhesive, making it easier to peel off.
  5. Scrape off any residue: After removing the wallpaper, use a scraper or putty knife to remove any remaining adhesive residue from the wall.
  6. Clean and repair the wall: Wipe down the wall  with a damp cloth to remove any remaining residue, and repair any damage, such as holes or cracks, with a wall filler.
  7. Prime and prepare: Prime the wall to create a smooth surface, ready for painting or new wallpaper application.

Following these steps, you can efficiently remove unpasted wallpaper and prepare your walls for their next transformation.