Wallpaper Removal Tips & Techniques

Wallpaper Tips & Techniques

Wallpaper Removal

REMOVE WALLPAPER IN 3 EASY STEPS
With Zinsser products, wallpaper removal projects have never been easier. Liquid and gel strippers, scoring and scraping tools eliminate time-consuming and messy steps in removing old wallpaper and stubborn glue.


DECIDE WHAT TYPE OF WALLPAPER YOU WILL BE REMOVING
1.   WALLPAPER TEARS IN SMALL PIECES:  
SCORE wallpaper with PaperTiger® Tool. 
• Apply DIF Stripper. 
• Remove wallpaper with PaperScraper™ Tool. 
• Reapply DIF® Stripper.  
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2.   VINYL FRONT PEELS OFF, LEAVING PAPER BACKING ON WALL:  
PEEL off the vinyl front. 
• Apply DIF® Stripper. 
• Remove the paper backing with PaperScraper™. 
• Reapply DIF® Stripper.  
                 

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3.   VINYL WALLPAPER PULLS OFF COMPLETELY WITHOUT SEPARATING, LEAVING ONLY THE OLD GLUE: 
REMOVE the vinyl wallpaper. 
• Apply DIF® Stripper. 
• Remove residual glue.


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STEP 1  Score the Wallpaper
The only way to remove wallpaper is to loosen the glue behind the paper. Revolutionary PaperTiger® Scoring Tool perforates, separates and lifts wall-coverings. Works on all types of wallpaper—vinyls, foils, flocks, multiple layers, even painted-over or coated wall-coverings!

 

• Unique, patented scoring discs open surface holes and separate and lift wall-coverings allowing stripping solution to penetrate all the way to the adhesive.
• Automatic depth control cuts through more than one layer and will not damage wall with normal use.
• Free-floating claws move up, down, across wallpaper for quick perforation.
• Hardened steel teeth remain sharp for multiple uses. Won’t rust or corrode. 


Paper Tiger




HOW TO USE:
 
Run tool wall-covering in a random pattern. Use light pressure to perforate the entire wallpapered surface. The more holes you make, the faster the stripper will penetrate and the easier the wallpaper will come off.   
                 

Paper Tiger



STEP 2  Choose from four DIF strippers 
All DIF® wallpaper strippers have patented formulas with special enzymes and wetting agents. Choose from four. Each guarantees to remove any wallpaper by dissolving old glue between the paper and the wall. All are safe, non-toxic and easy-to-apply. 

DIF® CONCENTRATE LIQUID: 
The most popular wallpaper remover in the world. A patented wall-covering solution that fits most jobs. 
• Non-toxic and safe to use. 
• Sprayer or roller application. 
• Economical. Mix with water. 
• A 22 oz. bottle makes enough to strip a large, 12’ x 24’room. 
• Available in 22 oz. and 1 gallon sizes. 

Liquid Concentrate Wallpaper Stripper 22oz

DIF® FAST-ACTING LIQUID: 
Powerful! Makes removal faster and easier than before. Recommended for the most challenging wallpaper removal jobs. Penetrates and loosens virtually all types of wallpaper minutes. Stays wet without drippy mess. Just spray or roll on—easily! Ready-to-use, clear, non-staining and lightly scented. 
• Available in 32 oz. spray bottle and 1 gallon sizes.



Ready to Use Wallpaper Stripper Spray


DIF® QUICK:
 
The fast, Eco-friendly solution for wallpaper removal. Contains no VOCs or toxic compounds. 
• Works in just two minutes! 
• Ready-to-use, non-staining. 
• Easily dissolves any glue. 
• Biodegradable raw materials. 
• Available in convenient 32 oz. spray bottle and 1 gallon sizes. 
249055 Quick Wallpaper Stripper 32oz

DIF GEL: 
For the tough jobs! No drip formula provides long, effective soaking. Gel stays wet and clings to vinyl, film, foil, flock. Ready-to-use, fast-acting blue gel stays in place. Gentle soaking action protects the wall. 
• Preferred for hard-tore move adhesives. 
• Choice for stripping paper applied over unpainted drywall or painted surfaces. 
• Blue color lets you see what you soak. 
                 

Ready to Use Wallpaper Stripper Spray




HOW TO APPLY STRIPPER EASY ROLL ON OR FAST SPRAY APPLICATION:

  Plan your work and use a drop-cloth to protect nearby carpets, floors & furnishings.
  Start at the top and work down. Spread out any drips with a short-nap roller. Be sure to use a fresh roller cover.
  Follow directions on the DIF® container. Each formulation works best when applied according to Zinsser recommendations.
  Allow time for DIF® Stripper to work! When wallpaper turns a dark color or starts to bubble, then it’s time to begin removing the wallpaper.

Note: Work in sections. Do one area at a time. Apply stripper, wait, remove wallpaper. Reapply DIF® to remove the adhesive. Then move on to then next section. It’s that easy!


Stripper










Stripper


 

 

STEP 3  Remove wallpaper & adhesive
Allow DIF® stripper to sit on treated wallpaper for a few minutes. When it darkens and bubbles, use PaperScraper™ tool to remove all paper. Work slowly and patiently. 


PAPERSCRAPER™ WALLPAPER REMOVER AND WALL SCRAPER: 
PaperScraper™ works better than razor-edged scrapers or putty knives. It’s safer to use, too. It holds the scraping blade at the perfect angle. Get the most effective scraping action with no damage to the wall. 

• Uniquely designed to easily scrape old, loosened wallpaper or dried paint drips. 

• Removes residual adhesives from wall after final application of DIF®. 

• Protects unpainted drywall or painted surfaces. 

• Replaceable blade has two cutting edges.

                 

 

Paper Scraper


HOW TO USE: 
Hold scraper flat against the wall. Begin scraping at one side. Scrape off loosened paper. Grab and pull large, loosened pieces. Go back and scrape any missed areas.

• After the wallpaper has been removed, use PaperScraper™ to remove residual adhesive, high points and old paint drips. 

• Remove adhesive residue with another application of DIF® Wallpaper Stripper. Scrape glue residue with PaperScraper™. 

• Rinse walls with clean water. Let dry.


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