Are you dreading the task of removing that dingy, old wallpaper? Are you wondering how you’re going to prepare the walls for a fresh coat of paint after you remove the wallpaper? Well, you’ve come to right place. Mr. D’s can remove that torn or dingy wallpaper and retexture your walls to look like new again.
Wallpaper removal can be one of the most difficult jobs to quote at a fixed priced because there are several factors involved, none of which you know the answer to unless you originally installed the wallpaper. For example, installers use glue when hanging the wallpaper.
Typically the walls are “sized” which means the wall surface has been sealed with a primer or sealer prior to hanging the wallpaper. In this case, the wallpaper will generally come off by steaming the wallpaper or by applying a solution to dissolve the wallpaper glue. However, in situations where the walls were not properly prepared before hanging the wallpaper, it may be more difficult to remove. If the wallpaper was applied directly to the bare drywall, you could damage the drywall in the process of removing wallpaper. In this situation, it is sometimes best to prime over the existing wallpaper, then skim coat the walls with drywall mud or joint compound. The walls will then be ready for texturing or painting. In either situation, after the wallpaper has been removed, the walls need to be washed with a TSP solution to make sure all of the remaining glue has been removed.
At Mr. D’s, we are experienced in removing wallpaper in both situations and have always been able to provide our customers with a professional, quality results.