How can I remove wallpaper that has been painted over? How can I remove wallpaper that has been painted over?
To remove wallpaper that has been painted over, you can use a steam-gun and a scraper to soften the paint and paper, or you can use a spray bottle filled with a tablespoon of baking soda to about a gallon of water to soak the entire area. Let the solution sit for about five minutes, and you should be able to scrape the wallpaper and paint off. For more stubborn areas, use vinegar and water. Use about four tablespoons of vinegar to a gallon of warm water. The trick is to make sure that the solution doesn’t sit too long on an area and turn the paper too soggy.