Use This Formula to Easily Remove Wallpaper

Danny and Joe welcome callers’ questions each week on the Today’s Homeowner Radio Show.

Here’s a question from our Feb. 16, 2019 broadcast:

Kim from North Carolina says, “We just purchased an older home. Several rooms have wallpaper. When we started to remove it the drywall paper came with it. Now we are afraid to try and remove any more. What is the fix for these walls? ”

Removal Formula

The biggest challenge, of course, will be removing all the wallpaper and adhesive. Here’s the wallpaper removal formula we use, courtesy of our friend Brian Santos, The Wall Wizard.

Start by preparing the wallpaper for removal by perforating the paper with a PaperTiger scoring tool, or by cutting horizontally through the wallpaper every few inches using a sharp utility knife.

To remove the wallpaper, mix in a 5-gallon bucket:

3 gallons of hot water
22 oz. of DIF wallpaper remover concentrate
1/4 cup of liquid fabric softener
1 cup of white vinegar
2 tablespoons of baking soda

Read the blog from the Feb. 16 show and listen to the full broadcast here


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