Wallpaper Removal Equipment North Pole AK
The Home Depot
601 Johansen Expressway
3580 Cartwright Ct Unit A Fairbanks, AK, 99701
Denali Industrial Supply Inc
2800 Cushman St Fairbanks, AK, 99701
Fairbanks - B
3115 Airport Way
The Home Depot
10480 Spur Highway
Spenard Builders Supply- Fairbanks
2460 Phillips Field Road Fairbanks, AK, 99701
425 Merhar Avenue
M-SA 6 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 8 pm
Samson True Value Hardware
1990 Phillips Field Rd
Home Depot #8940
1715 Abbott Rd
Home Depot #1302
400 Rodeo Place
How to Remove Wallpaper
By Ellen Flaherty
There are several ways of removing wallpaper. First, you must know what surface you are working with. Steamers which can be rented have always been my favorite especially for plaster walls. You merely steam the paper and scrape off. I have also used several stripping products, which you can find at your local paint and wallpaper stores.
There is a tool that you may use along with the strippers, which scores the paper for removal, these are best used with pretty solid under layers. If the wallboard was not prepared well before papering you may find that these tools may score your actual wallboard, which is something you don't want.
If the paper has been put up on well prepared walls or plaster I have even used vinegar and water.
I personally like to do the least amount of work possible, so I recommend that what ever product you decide to use, let the product do it's work. Read the directions and don't rush the process.
After the wallpaper is off, wash the walls with hot water to remove paste, or if the walls have been painted wash with sugar soap or trisodium phosphate, then lightly sand with medium grade sandpaper. This is the time you will want to fill any holes or cracks. Do not sand new plasterboard (drywall) surfaces but seal with a coat of latex paint. It is recommended whatever your surface apply sizing for ease in hanging the paper and to make future stripping easier...
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